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CANCER RESEARCH UK: Relay For Life

CANCER RESEARCH UK: Relay For Life

CAN YOU FIND EIGHT PEOPLE TO JOIN YOU IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER?

CANCER RESEARCH UK is encouraging family, friends and work colleagues across Nottinghamshire to enter Relay For Life and fundraise for life-saving research.

Relay For Life is a family festival celebrating the power of community fundraising in the fight to beat cancer.

Teams of between 8 to 15 people, of all ages, levels of fitness and walks of life are asked to raise vital funds through a wide range of activities from karaoke to quizzes, supermarket bag-packs to charity balls and donations from their family, friends and work colleagues. They are then invited to unite over the weekend of 11th and 12th July 2020 at the Harvey Hadden Stadium, Bilborough, Nottinghamto honour everyone who has been affected by cancer and celebrate the money raised for research.

Steve Wright, volunteer Chair of Cancer Research UK’s Relay For Life in Nottingham, said: “Relay For Life is a great way to spend time with your family, friends and colleagues while raising money for a truly worthwhile cause.

“During the Relay itself, team members take it in turns to walk around a track for 24-hours to show their solidarity in the fight to beat cancer. A variety of stalls, games and music from local performers provide entertainment for the whole family. As the event continues throughout the night, team members not on the track rest, eat, or sleep in their tents and soak up the festival atmosphere.

As dusk falls, specially made Candle of Hope bags – decorated with touching messages in memory or in celebration of loved ones – are filled with sand and lit up with candles around the track and glow long into the evening.

Steve continued: “One in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their lives. Taking part in Relay For Life is about being part of a community united in the belief that it can make a difference. Cancer Research UK needs everyone in Nottingham to act right now.

“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.

“Today as many people survive cancer as die from cancer, but there’s much more work to do. By starting or joining a Relay For Life team and raising as much as you can, you will bring us a step closer to beating cancer.”

For more information about Relay For Life visit cruk.org/relay or call 0300 123 1026