What is Relay For Life?



Upcoming events in March and April

There are lots of things which we have coming up over the next couple of months so here is a list for you to pin to your noticeboard!!

19th March 11am-3pm : Super Saturday of Sport. 

We will be down at the Bannister Sport Center along with lots of other local organisations showing off how you can be active.

SSSHPPP20169th April : Paint Pinner Purple

Our very own celebration of survivorship!! Show your support by wearing purple!!  Keep up to date by joining the Facebook event.  Any survivors who have not yet registered for their free survivor T-shirt should do so as soon as possible to make sure it arrives in time!!

Cancer Survivors click here to
get your free survivor T-shirt

16th April : Tesco collection

Tesco have very kindly allowed us to collect for Cancer Research UK Relay For Life Harrow 2016 on the 16th April.  If you are interested in kicking off 2016 by collecting some money for your team then please get in touch using the form below to get included on the rota.

20th April : Information evening

IMG_1770-2For those people who know nothing about Relay we want to tell you more!! So on 20th April at 6:30pm we will be holding an information evening at Bentley wood school.  So if you have ever been interested to find out more or you have friends who you want to convince to join your team why not invite them down to find out more!!

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Paint Pinner Purple!!

Something new is coming to Pinner!!  Saturday 9th April is Paint Pinner Purple!!

What does it mean? Purple is the colour of cancer survivors, every year hundreds of people in Pinner and the Harrow area are diagnosed with cancer and over time more of these people are returning to living a normal life.  This is something to be amazingly thankful for.  So what better way than making cancer survivors fell special, uplifted and to give those who have only recently heard the words “you have cancer” hopeful a long and happy future.

PPP2016If you are a cancer survivor then please join us by proudly wearing your purple survivor t-shirt on Saturday 9th April.  If you don’t have one then you can get one for free by filling in your details and we will pop one in the post to you, please order early so we can get one to you so you too can proudly wear it on 9th April and tell any family, friends or colleagues because we don’t want anyone to miss out!!

Cancer Survivors click here to
get your free survivor T-shirt

If you are not a cancer survivor you can still get involved, show your support by decorating your house, shop or garden in purple.  You can get involved by getting some purple paper and putting it in your window, displaying purple flowers or even just wearing purple – whatever way you celebrate cancer survivorship let us know!!

The Harries are back!!

Bear!Teams, friends, country people!! The Harries, to celebrate what we did in 2015, are on their way!!

Join us on Wednesday 3 February for the second annual Harry awards. Starting 19:00 at The Harrow (269-271 Station Road, HA1 2TB)

Spread the word!! Would be great to see you all there!!


Get involved in Harrow Relay 2016!

Your Relay Reunion PicsThere are lots of ways you could get involved in Relay For Life Harrow 2016!!

  • Form a team.  Registration is open (click here) or find out what being a team captain is all about from one of last years team captains (click here)
  • Joining a team.  Registration is open (click here) so why not join your team!!
  • Join the committee.  Find out about being a committee member (click here) and contact us using the form below.
  • Volunteer your help.  Putting on Relay takes a large number of people so if you would like to be one of our volunteers please get in touch using the form below.
  • Spread the word.  We believe that Relay For Life Harrow is a great event, so why not tell people about it so that more people can take part and attend this years event.

Were already thinking about 2016…

IMG_1861 2We still have another couple of weeks to collect in money you have raised for the 2015 event, but we are already looking to 2016.  If you might be interested in joining the committee have a read of this to find out more!!

“Cancer never sleeps, and neither do we”

Relay For Life is an overnight community event that celebrates cancer survivors, remembers those lost and rallies everyone to fight back so we can bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

Each Relay is a community-led, non-athletic event where teams set up camp and take it in turns to walk around a track for up to 24 hours to signify that ‘cancer never sleeps’.

The type of person we are looking for

If you want to be part of a team like no other and are passionate about the fight to beat cancer sooner, this is the role for you. You’ll have a keen eye for detail and strong relationship building skills to ensure that the Relay engine is running smoothly in the lead up to and during the event. If you’re calm and collected with the ability to think quickly then keep on reading.

What you can expect from Cancer Research UK

  • An induction and ongoing support and guidance from your Local Fundraising Manager as well as fellow volunteers
  • Wider support via the Relay For Life network across the rest of the UK

What benefits can you get from this role?

  • Meet like-minded people who are working together to raise money for Cancer Research UK
  • Development and support with your logistical, event management and leadership skills
  • Know you are helping Cancer Research UK bring forward the day when all cancers are cured
  • Be part of a huge, fun and inspiring event

How much time do you need to commit?

You will be expected to attend an initial training/induction day. Planning generally begins 9 months prior to the Relay. We expect you will attend Relay For Life Committee meetings, these will most likely be monthly and then weekly as the Relay gets closer and to be there for the Relay event itself.

The amount of time you commit outside of this is completely up to you – the more time you want to give or as little time as you have to give is fine with us.  All we really ask is that you don’t take on more than you can do.

Where will you be based?

This is a home based role, however a large part of your role will include you being ‘out and about’ in the community e.g. venue site visits, committee meetings etc.


Register your interest using this handly little form and we will get back to you to chat more.

Join us today and together we will beat cancer sooner.