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Time to get signed up for the Relay

Worcester Editorial 14th May, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

CITY fund-raisers are being urged to sign up to a 24-hour-challenge in aid of Cancer Research UK.

The popular Relay for Life Worcester event was launched in Angel Place on Saturday (May 10) with teams of between ten and 15 people being asked to compete in the night-time event from 12pm on September 6 and 7 at RGS The Grange in Claines.

Team members will take it in turn to do laps of the track throughout the day and night, on the basis cancer never sleeps.

Last year 15 teams signed up to raise more than £30,000 and so far 13 teams have already joined up to the relay, with organisers hoping they can top the 2013 total.

Vicki Gaffey, committee member and organiser, said: “It’s a good event and it’s fun. Someone said to me once you’ve done it you just keep coming back every time.

“We’re trying to make it a family festival event so everyone has a good time but also raises much needed funds to stop this horrible disease from affecting people.

“We all know it affects everyone and anyone in whatever shape or form but this event has a good community feel, it’s a fun-filled good experience which we all enjoy.”

Live music and entertainment, including a candle of hope ceremony, will help push competitors on, and Pat Agar, Mayor of Worcester, is set to open the event.

Anyone interested in taking part in this year’s Relay for Life or looking for more information should search for Relay for Life Worcester on the web.

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