Find eight people to spend the night with

The opening lap of last year's Arbroath Relay for Life.
The opening lap of last year's Arbroath Relay for Life.

Cancer Research Uk is urging everyone in the Arbroath area to find at least eight people they want to spend the night with - but all for a serisouly good cause.

The charity is encouraging friends, family and work colleagues to get together and enter Relay For Life, a unique celebration of life and hope which unites communities to help beat over 200 types of cancer.

This will be the 9th time Relay For Life has taken place in Arbroath and people, of all ages, levels of fitness and from all walks of life are invited to take part at Arbroath Cricket Club over the weekend of September 19-20, 2015.

Participants are encouraged to raise as much money as possible in the months leading up to the Relay through a wide range of fundraising activities and securing donations from friends, families and work colleagues.

Ian Angus, volunteer chair of the Arbroath Relay, said: “Relay For Life is a great way to spend time with your friends, family and colleagues while raising money for a truly worthwhile cause.”

“The site is now open for registration and we already have six teams registered. That’s double the number for this time last year. Some teams are already off and running with their fund-raising, so the early signs are very positive and we are all looking forward to another epic Relay in 2015.

“One of our new teams is named ‘I’m a Relayer Get Me Out of Here” so who knows what delights they will be serving upon the day.”

During the Relay itself, team members take it in turns to walk round a track while everyone else enjoys a wide range of fun activities on offer. As Relay For Life is non-stop through the night, those team members not on the track can take turns to rest, eat, or sleep in their tents which are set up close by.

As dusk falls, the atmosphere quietens as the Candle of Hope ceremony begins. The event is the most poignant part of Relay For Life when specially made Candle of Hope bags - decorated with touching messages in memory or in celebration of loved ones - are filled with sand and lit up with candles around the track.

For more information contact Ian Angus, 07928 521030 or http://relay.cancerresearchuk.org