Relay for Life is a fund-raising event for Cancer Research UK. It is a 24 hour, non-athletic team event that takes place over a weekend. Usually this takes place on the first weekend in July.
No, team members take it in turns to walk (or run if they wish) round the track.
The team is ideally made up of between 8 and 15 people. They can be family, friends, work colleagues etc. Team members can be of any age, male and female – we have toddlers to grandparents take part. Cancer survivors (anyone who has had a cancer diagnosis, either past or present) can also register to […]
Each team member pays a registration fee. This covers the admin that CRUK provides and you get a team member t-shirt together with an information pack together and some fund-raising ideas. The fees are: Adults – £15, Senior citizens – £10. For children it is free. It is also free for cancer survivors to register.
No, it isn’t like a sponsored race, it is more like Children in Need. The teams do a variety of fund-raising activities during the months leading up to the Relay. The activities have included coffee mornings, cake sales, race night, salsa night, waxing sessions and raffles. A very effective way to raise money is online […]
This is symbolic – cancer doesn’t sleep so neither do we.
After the opening ceremony, our cancer survivors take the first lap, cheered on by their supporters and the teams. The teams then take their opening lap, wearing their team outfits and following behind their team banner. Each team decides on their theme – we have had pirates, daisies, wizards, footballers, cops & robbers and Where’s […]
A significant part of Relay For Life is the Candle of Hope ceremony, which takes place as it begins to get dark. Here we take time to reflect on why we are taking part in this event with music, poems and readings. People decorate candle bags and dedicate them to loved ones that have been […]
We then make our final push towards the finish on Sunday. We have a closing ceremony where awards are handed out for things such as best team outfit, best decorated stall. We also have a trophy for the top fund-raising team and a Spirit of Relay shield.
There will be a variety of hot food to buy, soft drinks and an ice cream stall. In the morning there are bacon rolls, cereal etc. on offer. We also hand out free hot drinks and chilled water throughout the weekend to team members and you can of course bring your own supplied to keep […]