Purple reigns in Blue Toon

Shops in Peterhead turn purple to support Relay for Life
Shops in Peterhead turn purple to support Relay for Life

Peterhead shops have brought a splash of colour to the Toon in support of cancer research with over 80 window displays turning purple.

Eighty-two shops have signed up in support of the Relay for Life 2016 event that will be held at Catto Park next month.

Causing a splash for cancer research at Relay for Life

Causing a splash for cancer research at Relay for Life

Lorraine Coleman, Relay for Life Event Chair, said that she wanted to thank the shopkeepers “very much” for their participation as the number of shops involved reached a record height.

The Relay for Life event will be held over two days, July 2 and July 3, and will see relay teams, including cancer survivors, walk around the Catto Park track for 24 hours.

Ms Coleman said: “We want to get the public to come along and any survivors.

“The survivors will start the first leg and they will be treated to a big reception.”

Helping piece together a cure

Helping piece together a cure

Thirty-one teams will take part in this year’s relay, up from 23 last year, a number which Ms Coleman said she is “delighted by”.

She also said this was year was a special year as the Peterhead event has joined with three other countries, America, Australia and Gibraltar, uniting under one motto: “One World One Hope.”

Three people will even make the journey over from their countries to join the Peterhead relay next month.

A candle lit ceremony will open the fundraising event at 11 pm to remember those who have passed away from cancer and for those who fight on.

Ms Coleman said: “The teams have been fundraising all year and they will be on the day to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

“They have done a fantastic job.”

The Relay for Life Event Chair implored people to come and join them at their event and help raise money for a good cause and to help find a cure.

Ms Coleman said: “We would love if the public came and joined us.

“Come round our fundraising stalls and come have a lovely day.”