Have you ever wondered what it is like to be part of Relay For Life Harrow? Teresa, captain of the St Helen’s College team shares why she Relays.
How did you get involved with Relay For Life Harrow?
I was initially drawn after a very close friends and colleague passed away after a very long and difficult battle with cancer. After getting in touch with a local CRUK contact, I went along for an introduction to what Relay was all about and have never looked back since!
In my position as Deputy Head at a local school, I reached out to the whole school community to get involved in fundraising and each year since we have fielded a team.
What are the main things that you do as a team captain?
As Team Captain, I encourage colleagues, friends, parents and pupils to either become part of my team or to help in some other way. This year, amongst other things we have had cake sales, quizzes, throwing wet sponges at the teachers, sponsored silence and an auction to the ‘Teacher for a Day’. Some of our pupils organised a raffle amongst themselves, sourcing the prizes and making the posters.
On the day, our team looks after the Candle of Hope tent where people come to buy and decorate their candle bags. We also then organise them around the track for the Candle of Hope ceremony in the evening whilst also ensuring that at least one member of the team is on the track at all times! It is always a lovely day getting to know each other a little more away from the work environment.
What makes Relay For Life so special?
The sense of everyone striving and working together for a common goal as well as the sense of celebration of what has already been achieved.
If you might be interested in being a team captain or would just like to find out more then please get in touch with us.