Relay for Life this weekend

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Peterhead Relay for Life is a charity event organised by volunteers which raises money for Cancer Research UK.

It is an inspirational 24 hours that brings together Peterhead and the surrounding communities to remember loved ones, honour cancer survivors and most importantly celebrate life.

Cancer Research Relay For Life is the biggest fundraising event in the world after it first started in America in 1985 and more recently it has been ever growing in the UK.

Peterhead is the most successful annual Relay for Life event in the UK and thanks to the support of the local community, has raised a staggering £840,000 for Cancer Research UK’s life saving work over the past 8 years.

From 11am on Saturday, July 5 until 11am on Sunday, June 6, teams will walk round Lord Catto Park in Peterhead in a relay format.

Teams can all walk together, in pairs, individually, or can even run if they are feeling energetic but there must be at least one member of each team on the track at any one time.

All around participants as they walk is a festival of entertainment and activities to keep everyone amused during a truly remarkable 24 hours.

If you are not part of a team please come along and join in with the fun at Lord Catto Park to support all of the teams and help raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Your support will help to save lives!

There will be numerous fundraising stalls, catering tent for teas, coffees and a fine piece, BBQ, as well as a packed timetable of events for everyone to enjoy.

The opening ceremony takes place at 10.45am immediately followed by the Survivors Lap.

This is a truly inspirational sight and testament to the amazing work being done by Cancer Research UK using the money raised by Relay for Life.

The Candle of Hope ceremony takes place at 10.45pm and is an incredibly touching reminder of why Cancer Research UK need the Relay for Life and a spectacle to behold.