Teams still wanted for Relay

THERE is still time to register for one of the town’s biggest fund-raising events which takes place annually in September.

The Cancer Research UK Relay for Life will be held once again at Arbroath United Cricket Club, starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 22, and finishing exactly 24 hours later.

The aim is to enter in a team, so one team member can be on the track at all times, making it a 24-hour relay.

Many teams choose to camp overnight so they can complete the full relay for the charity.

The event, which hopes to raise much needed funds for Cancer Research UK, is one for all of the family with music, stalls and entertainment, as well as the relay.

The first lap is always completed by cancer survivors, who are the honoured guests at the event.

Then as the evening draws in, everyone gathers to light candles in decorated bags, and pay tribute to those whose lives have been affected by cancer.

The relay is an event for everybody, as well as children, with teams able to run or walk.

There is no limit on how much money a team must raise, and it costs between £5 and £15 to enter, depending on age.

This year’s event will also have a ‘Best of British’ theme, and participants are encouraged to dress up in costumes that represent all that is good about the British Isles.

Anybody wanting to enter a team can register online at the Cancer Research UK Relay for Life 2012 website, and then by entering DD11 to find the Arbroath event.

If you need further information contact Relay for Life chair Alana Loudon on 07881940418.