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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!
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:
- A simple new link to the website has been established: CRUK.org/relay
- 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
So the plan for the day is shaping up as follows…
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
|September 8, 2012|
|12:30 pm||to||9:00 pm|
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
- Bouncy Castle
- Fete stalls
- Food and drink
- Kiddie Go-Karts
- Charlotte Peters
- Novelty laps
- 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.
Pranasha 1 held a ladies night on the 8th of June 2012. Good food and live entertainment was enjoyed by all and a sum of £582 was raised.
It was great to have so much support, raising money for a great cause thank you all.
Some times an idea which you think is a good way to raise funds takes on a life of its own. This is what happened with our Jubilee dress down day – when we asked people to dress is red, white or blue we never expected Richard, our regional sales manager who spends a lot of time on the road, to go as far as decorating his car.
That was an easy and fun way to raise £63 for a great cause!!
Heads turned and eyebrows raised in The Scotsbridge Mill last week, as more and more people seemed to be strolling up to the bar dressed like Victorians. Murmurs echoed in all areas of the pub and curiosity grew.
Then one of them dropped down dead – “Murder!” was the cry!
What followed was an action-packed, fun-filled evening of murder, mystery, intrigue and surprises as the guests, aided by the hapless police officers, tried to figure out who the dastardly villain was!
Was it the cunning, slightly over-familiar butler? One of the plethora of jilted lovers? And who is that slightly creepy man in the top hat?!
We obviously can’t tell you that now – but pictures of the night kindly provided by Real Imprint photography are available on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/RFLHarrow
Thanks to all that took part, Real Imprint Photography and the Scotsbridge Mill, Rickmansworth. The event raised a total of £160 for Cancer Research UK Relay for Life Harrow!
What is a fundraiser?
It’s easy to think of “fundraisers” as big lavish events designed to reap hundreds and thousands of pounds. But it doesn’t have to be! A fundraiser is something that makes money for our cause. It can be huge or a small, simple thing.
Team Beko held a fundraiser last week. They placed a cake in the office kitchen with a sign asking people to make a donation and enjoy the cake. Big? Lavish? Time consuming? No to all of the above. But for the sake of a couple of eggs and cup full of flour, we received £15. 100% profit. How simple is that?! Literally a piece of cake!
We’re in the process of something incredibly special: we’re coming together as a community to beat cancer. Yes we need the gala evenings, big-ticket raffles and grand gestures. But we ask no more of any one individual than they can manage; and sometimes many small steps are better than 1 big one.
Your committee is always happy to help brainstorm ideas for your fundraising efforts. Please get in touch if we can be any assistance to you at all!
BRAVO to our intrepid collectors who braved the crowds at London Euston station this weekend. They raised a fantastic £106, which will be split between the Aon Adventurers and the M Team.
That takes our collection total in Network Rail stations up to £305. So a huge thank you to Network Rail, and to our participating teams Team Beko, Bounce Back, Aon Adventurers and the M Team.
If you’ve had any recent fundraising successes, let us know.
Don’t forget we still need collectors for the Morrisons collection on 21st April. If you want to get involved and earn funds for your team, please get in touch.