This is the community recognition statement made in parliament yesterday.
WAGGA WAGGA ELECTORATE RELAY FOR LIFE: Last weekend, on 13 October and 14 October, more than 1,000 people from Wagga Wagga and surrounding communities came together for the annual Relay For Life and raised more than $100,000 to support the vital work of Cancer Council NSW, providing funds for research and supporting cancer patients and their carers on their treatment journey. The significant event would simply not be possible without the support, dedication and contribution from the event's volunteer committee, which was led by chairperson Duncan Potts. In thanking all the committee, I note in particular long-serving members Narelle Potts, Linda Hoey, Greg Johnson, Alan Pottie—who is one of only 36 Global Heroes of Hope—Michael and Connie Gordon and Maddison Smith. I also pay tribute to the amazing efforts of all the teams, participants and volunteers and acknowledge all the sponsors, including major sponsors Wagga RSL and Commercial Club. It is this dedication on which our communities thrive.