Midnight cowboys

Posse of family, friends and neighbours ready to tackle Relay for Life

A GROUP of cowboys and cowgirls from Uitenhage will buckle up their spurs and don their 10-gallon Stetson hats for charity this Friday night when they tackle Cansa’s Relay for Life.

he “Midnight Cowboys” have been in training for the all-night walk, which starts at 6pm and continues until 6am on Saturday morning.

Levyvale team member Glenise Howard said her posse of 10 would take it in turns to walk around the grounds at Victoria Park sports grounds from dusk until after dawn.

“My nephew’s wife was a cancer sufferer and she heard about this relay and said we must do it.

“Unfortunately she died before we could do that, so we will do it in her memory,” said Howard, who will be taking part for the third time.

The Cowgals and Cowboys will walk in honour of Delphine O’Connor, who was in her early 40s when she died from breast cancer, leaving her husband and two small children.

Many in the team have been touched by cancer.

-Gillian McAinsh

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