“You are one in a million”

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Peterhead Relay for Life chairwoman Lorraine Coleman has expressed her thanks to those who took part in the successful event which took place from Saturday, July 5 to Sunday, July 6 at Catto Park.

She said: “Congratulations to all who participated in the Relay 2014, it was a fantastic 24 hours.

Event chairwoman Lorraine Coleman jumps for joy after revealing the total raised

Event chairwoman Lorraine Coleman jumps for joy after revealing the total raised

“The 31 teams, with over 500 participants, should be proud of their fundraising not only on the day, but also throughout the year.

“The spirit was buzzing around the event with teams throwing themselves into the terrific activities organised by the amazing entertainment team which included Total Wipe Out, Relay’s Got (unbelievable) Talent and Tug of War.

“Teams were also terrific in their dress up lap along with their cancer awareness banners and decorated tents. They also looked terrific in the purple lap, with purple being the colour of hope for Cancer Research UK.

“The opening ceremony with 52 survivors and carers started us off brilliantly.

“The Candle of Hope ceremony at night was very emotional with so many names being shown on 660 candles and the big screen. There was a massive turnout from the public too, more than there has ever been.”

Lorraine added: “To the teams, survivors, carers, volunteers, guests, sponsors and the very generous public of the North East of Scotland - a massive thank you from the Committee and Cancer Research UK for making this Relay such a tremendous success.

“Our final total for the year smashed our previous total by £17k, it was an unbelievable £200,280. We have now become the first Relay in the UK to break £1 million.

“We have reached that amount in nine years since Angie Shearer moved it from Aberdeen to Peterhead in 2006 - thank you Angie!

“The actual total at the moment is £1,043,723. The final total will be revealed at the Relay after party in August. Thank you to everyone for helping to Beat Cancer Sooner!”