Warwickshire fundraisers urged to sign up for Relay for Life - The Leamington Observer

Warwickshire fundraisers urged to sign up for Relay for Life

Leamington Editorial 5th May, 2024   0

FUNDRAISERS across Warwickshire are being called to take part in a non-stop ten hour relay in aid of Cancer Research.

Teams of all ages, levels of fitness and from all walks of life are needed to take part at Binton Social Club on July 6.

They are asked to raise as much cash as possible in the months leading up to the relay through a wide range of fundraising activities. Anything from bike rides, to bake sales and bingo – as well as securing donations from friends and family.

Their fundraising efforts then culminate in a unique festival to remember loved ones, honour everyone affected by cancer and celebrate the progress being made in beating the disease.




During the relay itself, team members take it in turns to walk round a track while everyone else enjoys a wide range of fun activities on offer, including music from local performers.

As the event is non-stop for 10 hours, those team members not on the track can take turns to rest, eat, or join the festivities.


And at dusk a Candle of Hope ceremony will begin, which will see LED candles lit up around the track in celebration of loved ones.

Volunteer chair of the event Amy Brunton, said: “Nearly one in two of us will get cancer in our lifetime, but all of us can support the research that will beat it. That’s why we need everyone in Coventry and Warwickshire to sign up now.

“Thanks to our relayers – and supporters across the UK – every day, people are being diagnosed earlier, have access to kinder and more effective treatments, and in some cases, cancers are prevented completely.

“By taking part in Relay for Life every person, every team and every pound raised will be helping Cancer Research UK scientists to make new discoveries. So, we hope as many people as possible will join us for an unforgettable experience. We want to bring about a world where everybody lives longer, better lives free from the fear of cancer.”

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

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