Dogs go walkies for Relay

Archie Loudon with Bella who are going to take part in the Bark for Life with the committee members at the AUCC on Tuesday evening.

Archie Loudon with Bella who are going to take part in the Bark for Life with the committee members at the AUCC on Tuesday evening.

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With the Arbroath Relay for Life fast approaching even local dogs have been barking to join in with the fight against cancer.

And as a way of letting our pets join in with the fund-raising event, the Angus fund-raising committee of Cancer Research UK have organised Bark for Life on Sunday, September 1.

The event will be a warm-up for the annual Relay for Life, which takes place on Saturday, September 21, at Arbroath United Cricket Club.

Dogs and their owners are invited to the Beacon Green at the Signal Tower for a Sunday morning stroll from 10 a.m. to the Elliot Burn as a way of raising cash for Cancer Research UK.

The committee say it will be a unique event as people plus their pets will be helping to boost Relay funds ahead of the event.

Entry is £3 and all dogs will receive a medal on completion of the route.

Meanwhile the Relay organising committee have been explaining the importance of the colour purple to the 24 hour marathon after it was adopted as the official colour of the event.

Purple is said to represent hope for survivors as it is the colour of the light breaking through the darkness at the dawn of a new day.

And with so many cancer patients and their families putting their hope in Cancer Research UK for finding new treatments and cures for the disease, chair of the committee Alana Loudon urged more local people to get involved.

At their committee meeting on Tuesday she said: “The money raised by Relay for Life teams will be used by Cancer Research UK to fund research for a cure and ensure that more people have more tomorrows with their loved ones.”

There is still time to enter Relay for Life by logging on to the registration page on the Cancer Research UK website.

For more information about the Arbroath Relay for Life and for sponsor sheets for Bark For Life contact Alana by ‘phoning 07881940418 or email alanaloudon@hotmail.co.uk