Kirriemuir Relay for Life set to return in 2015

More than 600 people took part in the last Relay for Life.
More than 600 people took part in the last Relay for Life.

Relay for Life will return to Kirriemuir next year and the organisers are keen to encourage new teams to take part in the popular fund-raiser.

Faces old and new will be welcome to take part in what has been described as Kirriemuir’s biggest and best party for the public while at the same time raising so much money for Cancer Research UK.

The last Kirriemuir relay involved more than 600 people and raised more than £80,000. It is a unique celebration of life and hope which unites communities to help beat cancer and culminates in a fantastic team event.

Teams of between eight and 15 people - all ages, levels of fitness - are needed to take part in the overnight fund-raising festival at Kirriemuir show field over the weekend of August 15 and 16.

During the relay itself, team members take it in turns to walk round a track for 24 hours while everyone else enjoys a wide range of fun activities. As Relay For Life is non-stop through the night, those team members not on the track take turns to rest, eat, or sleep in their tents, which are set up close by.

Keith Hopkins, volunteer chairman said: “It is a great way to spend time with your friends, family and colleagues while raising money for a seriously worthwhile cause. Everyone knows someone who has been touched by cancer. Taking part in Relay for Life is a positive way to be part of your local community and help make a real difference.”

Further information is available from Rhona Guild, on 07971 454626 or by e-mailing rhonaguild@gmail.com