Cancer survivors to walk first lap of fundraising relay weekend

Team members Alice White and Gracie Bell   will be dressing up and walking round the track in addition to joining in all the activities
Team members Alice White and Gracie Bell will be dressing up and walking round the track in addition to joining in all the activities

Cancer survivors of all ages will launch a ‘fun-filled’ weekend which will be brimming with entertainment for all the family.

Relay For Life, held on behalf of Cancer Research UK, will take place at Christ’s Hospital School from Saturday, June 1, at noon until noon on Sunday, June 2.

Tracy While, chair of the Relay For Life committee, said: “Cancer survivors of all ages launch Relay For Life as VIPs by walking the first lap.

“They’re cheered on by family, friends and Relay participants from the community who have come together to celebrate their achievements.”

Team members will be taking it in turns to walk around a track for 24 hours, while one and all are welcome to come along and soak up the festival fete atmosphere taking place around the circuit.”

The weekend will be packed with live entertainment, kids’ workshops, stalls and various activities.

There will be a circus skills workshop and flag football for the more adventurous youngsters, dance troupes, rugby, tug o’ war and martial arts acts plus live acoustic sets, choirs and bands.

Peach Entertainments will help host the event and there will be plenty of food and refreshments including a hog roast served by the 1st Shipley Scouts.

A Candle of Hope ceremony will also be held as dusk falls in memory or in celebration of loved ones.

The event is open to the public from noon on Saturday until the end of the candle ceremony at around 9.30 pm and will re-opens to the public from 8.30am until noon on Sunday, 2nd June.

Entry and parking is free.

Tracy added: “Come along and support teams in Relay For Life and enjoy a fun filled weekend

“The sense of celebration and hope make Relay an event like no other with a truly unique atmosphere.”

For more information visit www.cruk.org/relay or call 07713 131373.