Relay for Life at Horsham Rugby Club next spring

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Following on from this year’s massive fundraising effort where a staggering £30,500 was raised by local teams, Cancer Research UK, Relay For Life, Horsham are pleased to announce the 2014 event taking place at Horsham Rugby Club on May 24/25.

Relay For Life is an inspirational family fundraiser held on behalf of Cancer Research UK, where teams fundraise throughout the year leading up to the main event and then join together for the actual Relay.

Team members then take their turn to walk around a track for 24 hours to signify that ‘cancer never sleeps’ while one and all are welcome to come along and soak up the festival atmosphere taking place around the track.

Cancer survivors of all ages launch the event 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. A Candle of Hope ceremony will be also be held as dusk falls in memory or in celebration of loved ones.

The 2014 Relay For Life will take place at Horsham Rugby Club which offers teams a superb location in which to participate and visitors to enjoy, bringing those who have been touched by cancer together to celebrate life and raise both awareness and money for Cancer Research UK. Teams are made up of friends, family and colleagues all working together to: Raise awareness of cancer within the community, raise around £40,000 in funds to help find better ways of preventing, diagnosing and treating all forms of cancer, pay tribute to the courage of cancer survivors and remember those whose lives have been claimed by cancer.

Cancer Research UK’s Relay For Life is a unique celebration which unites communities to help beat cancer and culminates in a fantastic family and team weekend.

Volunteer Committee Chair Tracy White is thrilled to be hosting the 2014 event at Horsham Rugby Club: “We’re really grateful to Horsham Rugby Club for supporting us – it’s such a great venue and it’ll be a great family friendly event that raises a huge amount.”

Horsham Rugby Club are already in a season of fundraising for CRUK : “With everyone knowing of someone, or themselves being directly affected by cancer, including members of the Club, we are delighted to be involved with Relay For Life and raising funds to help kick cancer into touch,” said Horsham Rugby Club’s Fundraiser Jess Hillicks.

For more information on how to get involved with Relay For Life Horsham, please e-mail horshamrelayforlife@gmail.com or for team info please e-mail horshamrelayforlifeteams@gmail.com. Cancer survivors should contact Lisa Love on 07792 485650 to join us as a VIP. Visit www. cruk.org/relay

Report and pictures contributed by Cancer Research UK.