We are having our annual picnic at the Bannister Sports Center on 7th June from 1pm. This is great for everyone to come down and see the venue and to find out about the format for the relay weekend. We will provide a light lunch (non-meat sandwiches, fruit, soft drinks). So bring as many of your team down as you can!! This is also a great opportunity for potential teams and team members to find out more about the event.
For those of you who have been near King’s Cross station recently, you may have noticed a bit more activity than usual. This is because in 2016, the Francis Crick Institute will be opening! It will be Europe’s largest bio-medical research centre and is seeking to transform the way that scientists do research. No longer locked in their labs, scientists and researchers will be encouraged to collaborate and talk to each other more in the hope that working across disciplines will accelerate the progress that we can make in the fight against cancer. Cancer Research UK is one of the founding partners of this incredible research centre.
We are looking to have a grand raffle this year at Relay which should give teams a good way to raise funds before the event. To able to do this we are on the hunt for Raffle prizes – so if you know a local company, restaurant, etc then why not ask them if they can give us a prize so that we can make this years raffle a great way to fight cancer!!
We have just finished putting together the team fundraising boxes, these are full of useful and great fundraising goodies!! Including:
- A team fundraising guide
- A fundraising planner
- Relay sweepstake
- How to pay in your money
- CRUK highlights
- Little Book About Us
- Candle bags x10
- Survivor postcards x5
- Relay balloons x10
- 20p fundraising tubes x10
We be giving these out to teams at our teams meeting on 13th May so make sure someone from your team comes to get yours!!! and don’t worry – if you need more of any of these items we will be able to get them for you!!!