Record-breaking Relay for Life at Peterhead

CANCER Research’s Relay for Life was yet again another success at the weekend with over 200 people taking part in the 24 hours of fun, friendship and fundraising

The event, which is now in its sixth year raised an amazing £142,600 on the day, with money still being handed in, meaning that Peterhead is now the only Relay in the UK to raise over £100,000 for three consecutive years.

The community was invited along to Peterhead’s Lord Catto Park to let the fun begin at 11am on Saturday which carried on until 11am the following day. The event began with the Survivors’ Lap of Honour, in which 42 cancer survivors attended along with the Fraserburgh Pipe Band to walk the opening lap.

Guests were then invited to enjoy a champagne and cake reception and each survivor received a special gift and certificate for showing the community there is hope in the fight against cancer.

In the evening, 560 candles were lit at the Candle of Hope Ceremony to commemorate those lost to cancer.

Angie Shearer has been organiser of the Peterhead Relay since it began and has been involved with Relay for Life since 2001.

She told us: “Luckily the weather was fantastic for the full 24 hours - it’s probably been the best we’ve had at the Peterhead Relay over the six years”

“It was a great day and we had a good turnout, the atmosphere was great and everyone got involved with all of the different events, and as always, everyone pulled out the stops with their fancy dress costumes. I say to myself every year, how can they get better, but they do!”

Pictures galore next week!