Starting early for record Arbroath Relay for Life 2015

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With the dust settled on a truly remarkable and record-breaking Arbroath Relay For Life 2014, registration has now opened for next year.

This year’s relay raised over £155,000 for Cancer research UK, issuing the rallying call for 2015, Arbroath Relay chair Ian Angus said: “Anyone who has taken part in Relay For Life will tell you that it is a great way to spend time with your friends, family and colleagues while raising money for a truly worthwhile cause.”

“Last year’s Relay was phenomenal but the cheque has been sent away to Cancer Research UK and the bank account is empty again. We must now turn our attention to 2015 and our shared goal of beating cancer sooner.”

“This year, many people were taking part in Relay for the first time and they all played their part in making 2014 a record year for Arbroath. Judging by the positive feedback from our participants, we anticipate that many will register to take part again in 2015.

Four teams have already signed up. One is a brand new team while Silverwellies, led by team captain Catherine Jack have now registered for the fourth consecutive year.

Commenting on the relay experience, Catherine said; “When people first hear about Relay, they often think it’s going to be some kind of endurance event, or a walkathon. Once they arrive and experience the entertainment and activities; the moving Survivors lap of honour and the extremely emotional Candle of hope Ceremony – they realise it is so much more than just walking around a track!

“In the Relay world, there’s a saying ‘You arrive at Relay as strangers and leave as friends’, and it really is so true!

“We have made so much progress 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. That’s why Silverwellies are relaying again in 2015;” said Catherine.

Anyone seeking further information may contact: Relay For Life Chair, Ian Angus, or log on to http://relay.cancerresearchuk.org and follow the links to the Arbroath page.