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.

Interested…?

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.

Harrow Relay Brochure 2015

Not long till Relay now, to get ahead on all of the goings on download a copy of this years brochure, containing all of the details of what is gong on on the day and other interesting news!!

Click here to download the 2015 brochure

Being a Team Captain

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.

Being a Committee Member

NickNick Saalfeld shares how he got involved with Relay For Life Harrow as a member of the organising committee.

How did you get involved with Relay For Life Harrow?

My history with Relay for Life Harrow is as strange as it gets. I was one of the few people whose life had not been significantly touched by cancer – but since I have been involved, my mother has beaten breast cancer twice!

I got involved because a dear friend of mine joined a team on the very first Relay in Harrow and I joined the next year, and I’ve been DJing ever since!

What are the main things that you do as a committee member?

I make a small contribution to the committee’s work during the year, but mainly I keep the actual day of Relay running smoothly with my lovely friend and colleague, Liz Saul. For a day like Relay, it’s like working backstage at a pantomime. We have great acts on and a real community atmosphere plus the occasional VIP like the Mayor or a local MP popping in; so we spend most of our time working out what on earth the next five minutes will look like. We have a fabulous time, but I promise we’re paddling like crazy under the waterline to keep the whole show on the road.

What makes Relay For Life so special?

Relay for Life isn’t easy – it’s not easy to put together logistically, and it’s not easy for the teams who put in so much effort, raise so much money and spend a day walking, hopping and bouncing their way around the track. It’s a serious commitment and that commitment creates quite a special bond – especially for the teams who have been with us for several years. There are several emotional moments – the Candle of Hope Ceremony, or the finishing lap when everyone’s exhausted. But my favorite moment is at about 2am, when everyone you see is 50% knackered and 50% exuberant with what a team effort can do.

If you might be interested in joining the committee or would just like to find out more then please get in touch with us.

2015 Events Program

We are pleased to announce our events program for September 5th 2015 at the Bannister Sports Center.
12:30 Open to Public
12:45 Opening Ceremony
13:00 Opening Lap
13:30 1st Steps Line Dancing
14:00 Sun Smart novelty lap
14:10 Phoenix Wind Band
14:45 Superheroes novelty lap
14:55 Fashion Show
15:30 Space Hopper novelty lap
16:00 Dholl drummers
16:30 Agile Vibes
17:10 Raffle draw
17:30 Stephen Melzack
18:30 The Real McCoys
21:00 Candle Of Hope Ceremony
The times are approximate and the program might change