Relay for Life plans revealed for 2016

Relay for life revealed they had raised �103,939 to fight cancer. From left; (back) Donna Masterton, Ian Angus, Jimmy O'Brian, Richard Cowie. (front) Daisy Hamlet, Ravyn Forester, Iona Angus, Kathryn Masterton, Lewis Angus, Willow Forester.

Relay for life revealed they had raised �103,939 to fight cancer. From left; (back) Donna Masterton, Ian Angus, Jimmy O'Brian, Richard Cowie. (front) Daisy Hamlet, Ravyn Forester, Iona Angus, Kathryn Masterton, Lewis Angus, Willow Forester.

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Cancer Research UK is urging everyone in and around Arbroath to find eight people they want to spend the night with – but all for a good cause.

The charity is encouraging friends, family and work colleagues to get together and enter Arbroath’s 10th annual festival of fun, known as Relay For Life; a unique celebration of life and hope which unites communities to help beat over 200 types of cancer.

Ian Angus, volunteer chair of Cancer Research UK’s Relay For Life Arbroath, said: “Registration is now open for the 10th Arbroath relay and several teams are already busy fundraising.

‘‘We are off to a great start and we will be devoting as much time as possible to ensuring that this one is extra special.

“To anyone who has taken part in a previous relay but hasn’t participated in recent events, our message would be; now is the time to come back and get involved again!”

Volunteers, of all ages, levels of fitness and from all walks of life are needed to take part at Arbroath Cricket Club over the weekend of September 17-18, 2016.

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

Ian continued: “Money raised through Relay For Life funds the work of thousands of scientists, doctors and nurses who are dedicated to saving more lives by preventing, controlling and curing all cancers. We are making real progress on all fronts. Survival rates have doubled in the last 40 years and are set to reach 75 per cent within the next 20 years. Kinder, more targeted treatments are beginning to come on-stream and methods of diagnosis and detection are improving all the time. The work of Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of that progress.

“We have come a long way in the fight against this devastating disease, but it’s not just technology or knowledge that we need to win the battle to beat cancer – it’s funding.”

For more information, contact Ian Angus, Relay for Life Arbroath, on: 07928 521030