Raise money and have fun at Relay

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ARBROATH Relay For Life is urging everyone in the local area to get together with friends, family or work colleagues to raise money for Cancer Research UK by entering this year’s Relay For Life event.

It is a unique celebration of life and hope which unites communities to help beat cancer.

Teams of all ages, levels of fitness and from all walks of life are invited to take part at Arbroath Cricket Club on Saturday, September 25.

This year’s event will see a change of format and will run from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Volunteer Phil Ogilvie 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.

“Participants are asked to raise as much money as possible in the months leading up to the event through a wide range of fund-raising activities and securing donations from friends, families and work colleagues.

“During the event itself, team members take it in turns to walk round a track while everyone else enjoys a wide range of entertainment on offer.

“Cancer survivors are our guests of honour and open the event by undertaking the first lap. We would love you to register and join us for the event.”

Phil continued: “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 ground.”

This is the fifth time Relay For Life has taken place in Arbroath and if you would like to enter a team or would like more information, an open night will be held on Friday, May 6, at 7 p.m. in Arbroath Cricket Club for anyone interested in taking part.

One-in-three people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their lives. Taking part in Relay For Life is about being part of a community united in the belief that it can make a difference and help beat cancer.

Cancer Research UK funds 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.

Thanks to Cancer Research UK’s work, more people are surviving cancer than ever before. Survival rates have doubled over the last 40 years and the charity has been at the heart of that progress.

But despite improvements in treatment, cancer causes one in four of all deaths in the UK. Cancer Research UK wants to change that and needs the help of people in the Arbroath area to help save many more lives.

For more information on how to enter Relay For Life, visit www.Arbroath-RelayForLife.co.uk or call 08716 41 26 02.