Relay group calls on cancer survivors

Folk of all ages who have been touched by cancer are being invited to play a key role in Arbroath’s Relay For Life.

Cancer Research UK which runs the event is calling on people who have survived the disease and those undergoing treatment to take part in the emotional and inspirational ‘Lap Of Honour’ which will open the relay at Lochlands.

Ian Angus, volunteer chairman for the Arbroath Relay, said: “The Survivors’ Lap of Honour is a crucial part of Relay For Life. It is a very moving start to the weekend’s festivities as people of all ages, wearing special T-shirts bearing the word ‘Survivor’, step on to the track cheered on by all present.

“The Survivor’s Lap allows us to honour everyone who has experienced cancer and to celebrate the strides that are being made to beat the disease. Their presence is a poignant reminder of the reason we are involved in Relay for Life.”

“The money raised through Relay For Life helps to fund Cancer Research UK’s world class research to save more lives by preventing, controlling and curing all cancers. The survivor’s lap inspires us all to do everything we can to help beat cancer sooner.”

He continued: “We would love to hear from anyone who wants to take part in the Survivors’ Lap of Honour or who wants to enter a team in Relay For Life. This is a unique event and everyone can play a part.

“With the help of people in Arbroath we can accelerate our progress against this devastating disease.”

Relay For Life is a non-athletic event for the whole family. Anyone wishing to take part in this year’s Relay For Life in Arbroath can do so by logging on to the Cancer Research UK Relay for Life Website and following the links. Further information may be obtained by contacting Relay chair, Ian Angus on 07928 521030 or team chair Brian Cargill on

See a video below of Mr Angus commending the success so far of the Relay For Life teams.