World champ will launch relay

Darren Burnett
Darren Burnett

Arbroath’s very own local hero Darren Burnett has agreed to officially launch the town’s annual Relay For Life.

Last month Darren was crowned World Indoor Bowls champion by edging out home favourite Mervyn King 2-1 in a tense final in Great Yarmouth.

Relay chair Ian Angus said: “We are delighted and honoured that Darren has agreed to join us at the launch event on March 22.

“It is a measure of the reputation that our predecessors have established for this event over the years that we have been able to secure a world champion to perform the official launch.

“While many of our teams are already busy fund-raising and organising towards the relay weekend in September, we wanted to ensure that the official launch would be something special, to salute their efforts and inspire them to even greater things.”

Anyone wishing to take part in this year’s Relay For Life can do so by logging on to the Cancer Research UK Relay for Life website and following the links.