Peterhead Relay for Life nets £100,000

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Peterhead’s Relay for Life was held over the weekend at Catto Park and was a success once again despite torrential downpours.

Event chair for Peterhead Angie Shearer, who is standing down from her organising role after this year, said: “We raised so far on the day £140,593.89, with some money still to come in!

“This is an incredible total for 12 teams. and means the Peterhead Relay is the only one in the UK to have raised more than £100,000 four years in a row.

“No other relay has managed to raise over £100,000 two years in a row so that shows how remarkable this community is at supporting Relay for Life and helping to save lives.

“We also broke our own record for the highest average raised per team in the UK - it now stands at £11,716.15.”

“Although it rained throughout the whole day on Saturday it didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits at all.

“No-one took notice of the rain and still took part in all the games and activities.

“Once again the best dressed team outfits were incredible and a lot of time and effort was put into them.

“The Candle of Hope ceremony went well with the rain holding off just long enough. I couldn’t have asked for a better end to my eight years as event chair - it was an amazing 24 hours, with a fantastic atmosphere and spirit, spent with incredible people and I will treasure the memories and friendships.”

Detailed report and more pictures of Peterhead Relay for Life in next week’s Buchanie.