Relay for Life raises second highest sum in Yate event’s history

September 28 2015

NEARLY £42,000 was raised through this year’s Yate Relay for Life – the second highest amount collected in the history of the ten-year event.

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NEARLY £42,000 was raised through this year’s Yate Relay for Life – the second highest amount collected in the history of the ten-year event.

More than 320 people took part in the relay, held at Yate Outdoor Sports Complex to support Cancer Research UK.

It involved 23 teams of fund raisers spending 24 hours going around the track, with music playing to encourage them to keep going.  

Survivors of cancer were also invited along to launch the event and complete a first lap of honour, while everyone gathered at dusk to remember those who have died of the disease.

The £41,891 raised brings the total collected in the past decade to more than £314,000.

Helene Craddock, the retiring chairwoman of Yate Relay for Life, said: “Everyone who took part should be incredibly proud of their achievement. The money will be used to beat cancer sooner.” 

A new committee is already planning next year’s relay, with details to be announced later.