Cancer survivors will mark the start of Relay for Life

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ORGANISERS of the Arbroath Relay for Life are calling on all local cancer survivors or those battling the disease to join them at the opening ceremony of this year’s event.

The relay, which has raised thousands of pounds for Cancer Research UK is taking place on Saturday, September 24 at Arbroath United Cricket Club.

And as always a ‘Lap of Honour’ by cancer survivors marks the start of the event.

This year organisers are keen to get as many local survivors as possible to take part so they can play their bit in raising as much money as possible for the charity.

Gail Bogue, volunteer chair of Relay For Life in Arbroath, said: “The survivors’ Lap of Honour is a crucial part of Relay For Life.

“It is a moving start to the festivities as people of all ages, wearing special lilac T-shirts bearing the word ‘Survivor’, step on to the track cheered on by all present.

“The Survivor’s Lap allows us to honour everyone who has experienced cancer and celebrate the strides that are being made to beat the disease.

“Cancer affects so many people every year. Relay For Life is a great way to support them by raising awareness and money to fund Cancer Research UK’s life-saving research.

“We would love to hear from anyone who wants to take part in the Survivors’ Lap of Honour or who wants to enter a team in Relay For Life. This is a unique event and everyone can play a part.”

Fund-raisers enter the Relay for Life in teams and try and raise as much money as possible in the months leading up to the event through a range of different activities.

An evening of mediumship has already been organised for June 22 at the Red Lion Caravan Park from 7 p.m. with tickets priced £5.

A family fun day is also set to take place at the Ram’s Heid on July 3 at 1 p.m.

Anybody wanting more information about Relay for Life and how to get involved can visit www.cancerresearchuk.org/relay or contact 08716 41 26 02.