Parade takes a lighter look at life in Bathurst and the region

SNAPSHOT: Students from Kelso Public School wore their craziest hair last week for a cancer research fundraiser.
SNAPSHOT: Students from Kelso Public School wore their craziest hair last week for a cancer research fundraiser.

WHILE the Bathurst and District Relay For Life finished on March 12, money is still pouring in.

As of Tuesday afternoon, $96,990.62 has been raised, exceeding the Cancer Council's target of $90,000.

The current total has already exceeded last year's total of $94,250. 

Cancer Council Western NSW's Catherine Hodges said the achievement is "awesome". 

Parade thinks it's great to see the Bathurst community supporting a great cause, which helps raise awareness for a disease that most people have been affected by - whether friends, family or ourselves. 

A final total is expected by the middle of April.

Was it worth the calories?

PARADE is well aware there is an obesity epidemic gripping the country, and people need to make better choices about what they are eating but she has to admit she felt a little depressed after ordering her lunch the other day. It was cold and wet outside, the perfect weather for hot takeaway, but was left feeling flat when she saw how many calories, were in the takeaway meal she ordered.

She got it regardless, but later worked out it would take about two hours on the treadmill just to burn it off.

She felt so guilty she ended up giving some of her pizza to a colleague, and will try and stick to salad in the future.

Dangerous cars off the road

COMING home from a recent trip to Sydney a friend of Parade noticed a heap of cars left by the side of the highway, in particular in the Blue Mountains. She didn’t think that much of it at first, except for the fact they all had a large, fluorescent sticker smack bang in the middle of the rear window.

Curiosity got the better of her, and the next one she saw she pulled over for closer inspection.

The car had been defected, deemed dangerous to drive by police, and the driver obviously told to leave it there until it was roadworthy again. Obviously the police had a blitz on, but it is scary to think how many cars out there on our roads are not roadworthy!