Relay For Life in Harrow has raised over £390,000 for Cancer Research UK since 2006, but Relay is more than just money – its about community. There are a number of events in the Relay calendar – each tries to bring people together, some are ran by teams and others by the committee. The highlight of the calendar is an inspirational community event which this year will be held on September 7th and 8th, 2013, see some highlights from last year.
Were busy getting things sorted for the 2013 event, and to make the event bigger and better were looking for even more team! So we thought we would let you in on a sneaky peak of our 2013 leaflets – if you know anyone who might be interested in joining us there is no better time to join than now!
If your New Years resolution is to save lives, cure cancer, make new friends and/or have fun? We have the solution for you!
Relay For Life is a unique experience, combining fundraising, community, teams and friendship. The highlight of the year is the inspirational relay weekend to celebrate the hard work done during the year, to celebrate those who have beaten cancer and remember those who we have lost (find out more here).
Relay For Life raises much needed funds for Cancer Research UK. 1 in 3 people will get cancer, and survival levels twice as high as 40 years ago – curing cancer will happen, but with funds from events such as Relay For Life that day will be sooner.
Great news folks: we’re now taking registrations for Relay for Life Harrow 2013!
You gave us very clear feedback last year that the registration process needed changing last year; and I’m pleased to tell you that feedback has been heard. Therefore the following changes have been made:
Survivors can register as team members or team captains for free (previously had to pay).
Child registration is now for under 17s, and is completely free. This will mean that a complete family can take part for the cost of just the parents. All children taking part must still be registered for security and insurance reasons, for catering, and to receive a T-shirt.
Gift Aid and Offline donations will be shown clearly at all levels.
The exciting new CRUK branding is now live.
Prior team and team-member fast-track reactivation makes returning participant entrance quick and simple. The website will also remember your email contacts and previous communications with donors and team.
New T-shirt opt-out, for if you’re happy to wear your 2012 T-shirt. This helps to help keep costs down and keeps the clutter out of your wardrobe.
Don’t forget you can also “Like” us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. Relay is an event that relies on word-of-mouth, so a “retweet” or “share” could attract new teams or new investment so please do consider it. You can also subscribe to updates on our website at www.rfl-harrow.org.uk
It has been such a great weekend and raising money for Cancer Research UK as well as bringing the community together.
If you are interested in getting involved but can’t commit much time then we are looking for people who would be prepared to give the odd hour to collect money at supermarkets etc. Our next collection will be at various local Tesco stores, we will share with you the details of when we have confirmed them.
If you are prepared to occasionally donate an hour or two to collect money for Cancer Research UK in the Harrow area then please fill in this form and we will let you know when collection opportunities arise.
12.30pm – Event opens to the public
12.35pm – Team Zumba warm-up led by Louise Keyes
12.45pm – Relay Opening with Nick Hurd MP and Mayor of Harrow Nizam Ishmail
1.00pm – Survivor Lap of Honour and Parade of Banners
1.20pm – Line-dancing led by 1st Steps
2.00pm – Novelty lap: “Jubilee” theme
2.15pm – KLOS Musical Theater
3.00pm – Novelty lap: Space-hopper race
3.15pm – Charlotte Peters and Jonathan Bullock
4.00pm – Novelty lap: “Check Your Bits” theme
4.15pm – Phoenix Concert Band
5.00pm – Novelty lap: “Olympic” theme
5.15pm – Disney Raffle Draw (1st Prize Four Adult One Day – Disney Theme Park passes valid around the world)
6.00pm – Team competition: 3-legged football
7.00pm – Team barbeques, accompanied by Stephen Melzack
9.00pm – Candle of Hope Ceremony followed by Contemplation Lap
10.15pm – Site closed except for team members
During the Relay weekend on Saturday 8th September we will be having a Family Fun Day at the Bannister Centre (HA3 6SW) Harrow, and although the complete program is not yet finalised the following are confirmed:
Survivor Lap of Honor
Phoenix Concert Band
Klos Musical Theatre
Steam train rides
Food and drink
Healthy living fun
Candle of Hope Ceremony
We will be releasing the full program closer to the time, including event timings, so get the date in your diary now!!
We have just got back from the Race For Life event at Hillingdon. It was a great event and the weather kept dry for the runners. It was really kind of them to allow us to explain Relay to the crowd. We are always on the look out for new teams, walkers or volunteers so lets hope that this spurs on some more interest.
Cancer Research UK is a registered charity in England and Wales (1089464) and in Scotland (SC041666). Registered as a company limited by guarantee in England & Wales No. 4325234. Registered address: Angel Building, 407 St John Street, London EC1V 4AD.