Relay brilliant!

Relay organisers were delighted to announce �200,000 had been raised
Relay organisers were delighted to announce �200,000 had been raised

Wet weather failed to dampen spirits at this year’s Peterhead Relay for Life.

The event, held over Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 July brought together 31 teams, 53 survivors and 565 participants.

Scottish Minions played their part at the Relay

Scottish Minions played their part at the Relay

Proceedings kicked off with a quick warm up, followed by the opening ceremony and Survivors Lap of Honour.

There were various activities available throughout the event to keep everyone entertained while team members took a turn to walk, jog or run their lap.

The activities included Tug O War, Wonka’s Wacky Races, Ceilidh, Penalty Shoot Out, Human Hungry Hippos and Gobstopper Games.

The moving Candle of Hope Ceremony was held on Saturday night where everyone took a moment to remember those lost to cancer while also hoping that a cure will be found in the future.

Participants of the Survivor's Lap

Participants of the Survivor's Lap

Speaking to the Buchanie event chairperson, Lorriane Coleman, said: “The Relay as a whole was phenomenal, the spirit was tremendous by all involved.

“Teams have been fantastic by fundraising all year and they took on all the Relay events and challenges with great enthusiasm.

“The public have been a tremendous support and we had 53 survivors and 43 carers take part who were such an inspiration.”

“The total amount raised was well beyond anything we imagined, we were so surprised and blown away.

“We cannot thank everyone enough, our volunteers were tremendous and we couldn’t have done it without them.

“We are wholeheartedly doing this to raise money to find a cure for cancer now and into the future.”

Lorraine added: “I hope fun was had by all.”