High praise for Relay for Life organisers

Relay team members join in Auld Lang Syne at the end of the event.
Relay team members join in Auld Lang Syne at the end of the event.

Participants in this year’s hugely successful Kirriemuir Relay for Life have praised the organisers for putting on such a memorable event.

On our popular Facebook sites we asked those who had taken part in the 24 hour relay event to give us their views on how the fund-raiser had gone - and their comments make good reading.

In only 24 hours over 650 people walked their way to raising over £65,000 for Cancer Research U.K.

Those who commented praised the committee for making the relay such an enjoyable occasion - and many were looking forward to the next one in 2015.

Jen Falconer said: “This was the first year we took part and really enjoyed this well organised community event.

“It never ceases to amaze me how much money the folks of Kirrie and surrounding area manage to raise, not just for this event but all fund-raising efforts.”

Ann Durston posted: “I’ve been a team captain since the first Kirrie Relay in 2007 and have seen the event grow from strength to strength every year. Great organisation, fantastic atmosphere and a brilliant cause. Can’t wait until 2015.”

Also looking forward to the next event was Teresa Kydd who described the weekend as “amazing.”

Karen Dryden commented: “This was my fourth time; it just gets better every time. Credit goes to the committee for the fantastic organisation and the teams for making it a great weekend.”

Many were moved by the Candle of Hope ceremony during the Saturday evening.

Dianne Morland said: “This was my first time taking part and it was amazing. The Candle of Hope ceremony was lovely, to see over 400 candle bags lit up with messages was just so moving.”

Karen Campbell was taking part for the first time with Forfar Road Runners and their team ran the track.

She said: “The opening ceremony and Candle of Hope ceremony were very emotional. There was a fantastic atmosphere and it was brilliantly organised. Will definitely do it again. Proud to have been part of it and raising so much in cash and awareness.” Karen Fletcher described the event as a “fantastic experience” and added: “Huge congratulations to the organisers and helpers who worked so hard to make this event such a success. Well done to everyone who was involved in raising this money.”