A Peterhead fundraising group has received a national award from Cancer Research UK in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the cause.
T he charity’s annual Flame of Hope Awards acknowledge remarkable efforts in fundraising and volunteering made by people from all walks of life.
Peterhead Relay For Life, scooped the Fundraising in the Community accolade, beating off stiff competition from across the UK.
T hey picked up the award on Friday, June 5, at a special ceremony in London hosted by Cancer Research UK’s chairman, Michael Pragnell.
An audience at the Hotel Russell in Russell Square heard how the group has shown exceptional dedication to Cancer Research UK over the last ten years.
In 2014, Relay For Life Peterhead became the first event of its kind in the UK to raise over £1m for the life-saving work of Cancer Research UK.
The committee’s exceptional zeal for their event and for the charity attracted over 600 people of all ages in 30 teams from Peterhead and the surrounding areas.
Lorraine Coleman, Chair of the Peterhead Relay For Life Committee said: “It is a great honour for Relay For Life Peterhead to be awarded a Flame of Hope Award for Fundraising in the Community. This award is for everyone who has contributed to our Relay since 2006. I was delighted to share the experience of collecting the award with Angie Shearer, who was our event chair from 2006 to 2012, and Louise Cook, our accounts chair. It was also a privilege to be nominated among other valued supporters of Cancer Research UK such as a 94-year-old man who has been fundraising for 45 years.”