The Arbroath Relay For Life has been ringing the changes for this year’s event with six new members signing up to the organising committee.
One of those new members, Brian Cargill has been revealing why he passed up the opportunity of a well-earned rest after retiring from Arbroath Round Table to join the relay team.
With the Round Table, Brian has participated as a team member at the event for the last few years.
And although he very much enjoyed that involvement, Brian felt that he needed to do something more to help fight this disease.
He explained: “I lost my father to cancer in 1990 and it really had a huge effect on me. I was still quite young at the time and I felt that I had been robbed by this disease of a large part of my life with my father.
“I still remember exactly where I was when I was first told that my dad had cancer and the mention of the word ‘cancer’ used to haunt and scare me.
“It felt as if this awful disease was incurable and that there was nothing that could be done to stop it.
“As the years went by I realised that this disease could be fought and that there was most definitely hope. I have always thought that I would like to do something to help fight it, and at the same time to do it in memory of my dad.”
Brian has now taken on the role of team chair on the committee and would like to hear from anyone thinking of forming a team to take part in this year’s event.
He added: “I still think of my dad every day and I personally feel that being part of Relay for Life gives me a connection with my dad.”
For more information contact Brian on: firstname.lastname@example.org