THE FINAL countdown to Cancer Research UK’s Relay For Life in Arbroath has started and local people are being urged to seize their chance to join the unique fund-raising event.
Ten teams of men, women and children have already signed up for the event which will take place at Arbroath Cricket Club, Keptie Road on Saturday, September 24, from 11 a.m.
Now organisers are encouraging anyone who would like to enter a team, or be a guest of honour as a survivor, to sign up as soon as possible before time runs out.
Gail Bogue, volunteer chair of Cancer Research UK’s Relay For Life in Arbroath, said: “Relay For Life is a great way to spend time with your friends, family and colleagues while raising money for a seriously worth-while cause. Everyone knows someone who has been touched by cancer. Taking part in Relay For Life is a positive way to be part of your local community and help make a real difference.”
This year’s event will be opened by Carnoustie and District Pipes and Drums who will lead the survivors round the track. A programme will be sustained by Jivin’ Jim, Gleadhraich, Last Orders, Showcase The Street and other local entertainers. The wide range of fun activities is open to the entire community and everyone is welcome to join in on the day and help raise further funds for Cancer Research UK.
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 cricket club
Cancer Research UK supports the work of scientists, doctors and nurses who are dedicated to beating cancer by understanding its causes and investigating how best to prevent, diagnose and treat it.
For more information on how to enter Relay For Life, visit www.cancerresearchuk.org/relay or call 08716 412602.