Relay challenge set out for men

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THE ARBROATH Relay for Life committee has set the challenge for local men.

The annual 24-hour event takes place at Arbroath United Cricket Club on September 22 and so far 11 teams have signed up to complete the relay.

However, all 11 team captains are female and the organisers are urging men to sign up as captains and show the women they too are up for the task.

The event sees teams try to keep a continuous relay going on the track at the cricket club from 11 a.m. on the Saturday until 11 a.m. the next morning.

Committee chair Alana Loudon explained: “We have 11 teams now but don’t have any male team captains.

“We really want some men to step up to the challenge of being a captain and taking part.

“This event really is for everyone and the main aim really is to try and raise as much money as possible for Cancer Research UK.”

With less than two months to go, Alana says preparations for the event are progressing well with organising entertainment high on the agenda.

Already two bands have been booked to perform for those taking part and supporters and there will also be zumba classes and a silent disco.

And Alana says anybody else that would like to perform or provide a service on the day would be very much welcome.

She added: “Anybody who has a talent they would like to showcase or a service they would like to offer can get in touch.

“We are pretty flexible and can accommodate most things.

“We would also like as many people as possible to come along on the day. It really is a community event and we would be delighted to see loads of people.”

To take part in Relay for Life you can register at the Cancer Research UK Relay for Life website. Anybody wanting to perform or offer a service can contact Alana on 07881940418.