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.
Bravo to our intrepid collectors from Team Beko, Bounce Back and Tikvah who raised a grand total of £411.12 at Morrisons supermarket last week. The amounts collected will be attributed to the teams’ totals.
A huge thank you to all of the staff and customers at Morrisons for their hard work and generosity!
So: you’ve decided you want to take part and you’re really excited about helping to beat cancer. You and your team are going to do something amazing!
Only one problem; try as you might you can’t seem to persuade anyone to sign up! You start panicking; will anyone join you? Are you going to have to walk non-stop for 24 hours? Have you misjudged your friends and family’s commitment? Have you bitten off more than you can chew?
So what should you do?
Firstly: Don’t panic! This is totally normal. It can be a little difficult to convey the real concept of Relay for Life to someone who isn’t fully aware of it or experienced it for themselves. Stop, take a deep breath, and grab a piece of paper and a few coloured pens.
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.
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.