Yate Relay For Life total tops £100,000

November 28 2018
Yate Relay For Life total tops £100,000

Yate Relay For Life fundraisers are celebrating breaking the £100,000 barrier in 2018.

The total amount was revealed at an event at Chipping Sodbury Town Hall.  

The night was a celebration of the hard work and dedication of the 600 fundraisers, support from local businesses and the local community, with the total raised put at £103,842 for Cancer Research UK. 

More than £500,000 has now been raised for Cancer Research UK over the thirteen years the event has been running.

Samantha Williams, Cancer Research UK’s South West Fundraising Manager, said; “This is the most amount raised by any of our fundraising groups in the South West – We are blown away by the dedication of the Relay committee and fundraisers. This money will pay for the running of three clinical trials for a whole year.”

This year’s 24-hour fundraising event, held at Yate Outdoor Sports Complex in July saw 40 teams taking it in turns to walk, run or wheelchair around the track as a team relay. Despite the high temperatures, some relayers completed double marathons over the 24 hours, with teams of family and friends camping overnight.

The next year’s fundraising has already got underway, with a Glowalk in November. 

To find out more about Yate Relay For Life in 2019 contact Liam@yaterelayforlife.org.uk or bev@yaterelayforlife.org.uk