Still time to enter Arbroath’s Relay For Life

Cancer Survivors lead the way on the first lap of the Relay for Life held at Lochlands cricket ground .
Cancer Survivors lead the way on the first lap of the Relay for Life held at Lochlands cricket ground .

It is not too late to take part as the clock ticks down towards Arbroath’s tenth annual Relay for Life event.

Committee Chair Ian Angus has moved to re-assure anyone thinking they have left it too late that there is still time to register a team and join Arbroath’s biggest annual fundraiser for Cancer Research UK on September 17, at Lochlands Cricket Ground.

Ian explained: “There is still plenty of time to register but it is obviously easier for us to plan for the day when we have a clearer idea of how many people are taking part so the sooner people register the better.”

Addressing some of the more common queries from potential participants, Ian continued: “We recommend between eight to 15 people per team. More than 15 members can be difficult for team captains to manage and give everyone an opportunity to take to the track. With fewer than eight, each team member will need to spend more time walking in order to cover the 24-hour period.

“On the issue of fundraising, all donations, no matter how big or small, are greatly appreciated. Every penny raised goes to fund vital research. We don’t set a target for teams to meet but the more we raise collectively the more research work can be done in the year ahead. There is still time for teams to organise their own fund-raising events leading up to the Relay weekend in September.”

Relay is not a race or endurance test the organisers simply ask that teams have at least one person on the track at all times. As a personal choice some team members may set personal goals and end up doing more laps than others. You can also walk in pairs or groups to make it more enjoyable.

Ian added: “We understand that some people won’t be able to be at the track for the whole event. We simply encourage team members to stay for as long as possible to support each other.”

Anyone wishing to take part in this year’s Relay for Life in Arbroath can do so by logging on to the Cancer Research UK Relay for Life website and following the links.

Further information may be obtained by contacting Relay chair, Ian Angus on 07928521030 or or team chairs Angela Christie and Helen Wallace on the Facebook page - Arbroath Relay for Life.