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Cancer Research UK's Relay For Life Team Video
You can take part at Nowton Park in Bury St. Edmunds, on the 8th and 9th July!
Can you find at least eight people you want to spend the night with? Cancer Research UK is urging everyone in Bury St. Edmunds to do so – but all for a seriously good cause.
Get ready to go encourage your family, friends and work colleagues to all get together and enter Relay For Life, a unique year-round inspirational team fundraising challenge. Your team of eight to fifteen people, of all ages, levels of fitness and walks of life can raise as much money as possible for life-saving cancer research.
Your team will raise vital funds through a wide range of activities from karaoke to quizzes, supermarket bag-packs to charity balls, and donations from their family, friends and work colleagues. You will then be invited to take part in an overnight fundraising festival!
During the Relay itself, your team members take it in turns to walk round a track while everyone else enjoys the carnival atmosphere. As the event continues non-stop through the night, team members not on the track take turns to rest, eat, or sleep in their tents which are set up close by. As dusk falls the specially made Candle of Hope bags - decorated with touching messages in memory or in celebration of loved ones - are filled with sand and lit up with candles around the track and glow long into the evening.
Relay For Life is a great way to spend time with your family, friends and colleagues while raising money for a truly worthwhile cause.
One in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their lives. Taking part in Relay For Life is about being part of a community united in the belief that it can make a difference. Cancer Research UK needs everyone in Bury St. Edmunds to act right now.
We have made so much progress in the fight against this devastating disease, but it’s not just technology or knowledge that we need to win the battle to beat cancer– it’s funding.
Today as many people survive cancer as die from cancer, but there’s much more work to do.