Relay for Life hopes to break another record

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All roads lead to Peterhead’s Catto Park this weekend for the annual Cancer Research Relay for Life event.

The opening ceremony will begin at 10.40am with the popular Survivor’s Lap starting at 11am.

More than 50 survivers are expected to take part in this event and survivors are asked to go along and register from 9.45am onwards.

Following this, 24 hours of events getting underway, finishing at 11am on Sunday.

Included in the Saturday programme is a tug of war, I’m A Celebrity, Zumba, mini Olympics, Relay’s Got Talent, a pyjama congo lap a beetle drive and games in the marquee. There will be also be awards for ghe best dressed team, tent and team banner.

At 10.45pm, the poignant Candle of Hope Ceremony will be heldwhere folk can dedicate a candle to a survivor or loved one they have lost to cancer.

This is a very emotional part of the day and is always very well attended.

If you would like to purchase a candle bag for the ceremony, these are available from Heels and Handbags on Chapel Street, Peterhead, or can be bought on the day from Catto Park.

Sunday, July 7, will see an early morning aerobics session followed by a ceilidh and team challenge, with a prize-giving ceremony at 10am.

The event will end with a final lap and officialclosing ceremony from 10.50am to 11am.

The Peterhead Relay for Life is the only UK event which to-date has raised more than £100,000 four years in a row, with all monies raised going towards research in the UK.

Last year a total of £147,000 was donated to the charity.

This year a total of 21 teams will take part in what is hoped to be another record-breaking 24 hours for Peterhead. All are welcome to go along and join in the fun and support this worthy cause.