Relay for Life Aylesbury 2016 will take place for 24 hours from 12 noon on July 2nd – and there are already 20 teams registered to take part in the event!

The 24-hour Relay, where teams have to keep at one team member on the walking track throughout the event, day and night, will be held at Aylesbury Rugby Club.

And the theme for 2016 is Wild West so teams can saddle up and don their cowboy hats and chaps for some of the themed laps!

In 2015 the event raised a staggering £108,538.47 for Cancer Research UK through the amazing efforts of 28 teams comprising of 599 Relayers, including 222 children and 58 cancer survivor

The 2016 fundraising target is £100,000 which has already been given a boost with a donation from Waitrose Aylesbury as part of its Community Matters scheme during which shoppers select charities to support each month.

Sameena Akhtar, Team Leader Operations and Community Matters representative, presented the Relay Committee and supporters with a cheque for £45

Relay for Life is the largest non-profit fundraising event in the world, taking place in more than 20 countries. Money raised from UK events help to support Cancer Research UK whose ambition is that three in four people will survive their cancer in the next 20 years.

Not only do teams raise money by sponsorship at Relay itself, but also through fundraising events throughout the year, stalls at the Relay event and a grand raffle draw.

There will be a charity collection in Aylesbury town centre of Saturday February 6, 2016, and this year Purple Friday, when schools, business and individuals dress in purple and pay for the privilege, will in on Friday June 24, 2016

“Relay honours those who have lost their lives to cancer, celebrates the lives of survivors, raises money to help fund ground-breaking cancer research and, most importantly, is fun,” said Relay for Life Aylesbury Committee Chair Paula Kirby.

The Relay for Life is a fun day out with Relayers donning fancy dress for many of the themed laps. There are stalls, music, food, a children’s entertainer and activities for kids and, as night falls, a moving Candle of Hope ceremony to remember those who have lost their lives to cancer, and to honour those who are surviving. Walkers then continue to lap the track throughout the night – many wearing onesies or pyjamas – and lit up in the ‘glow in the dark’ lap!

To register for Relay for Life Aylesbury please see, email or call 07910 100963.

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