"Nick Blight was diagnosed with bowel cancer in September 2020, a couple of months after his son Riley's first birthday. Sadly, after a brave 8-month battle, Nick passed away in May 2021 just days after his 35th birthday.

That’s when the Old Scotch Cricket Association stepped in. 

We decided to get together and walk 1800 laps of our cricket oval – his total runs, wickets and years president of the Old Scotch Cricket Association. 

With the whole community pitching in together, we had over 140 people walking laps of the Scotch College Number 2 oval on a sunny Sunday in October. Face painting, games and lolly bags for the kids kept them entertained, while some energetic dogs even got some laps in!  

Aiming to raise $5 a lap and pledging the proceeds of a silent auction of generously donated goods and services, the event raised over $13,000 for Bowel Cancer Australia and funds for Nick’s family on a rainy day.

A great reflection of the strength and support community clubs can provide in times of need, and a huge thank you to all of those that contributed funds for Bowel Cancer Australia." ~ Tom

If you were inspired by the 'Laps for Blighty' fundraising activities and would like to support Bowel Cancer Australia through a community fundraiser get in touch with us through our webform.

0210 BCA December 2021 1520x320 Supporters in Action Laps for Blighty