Team target makes relay the biggest yet

Organisers of Kirriemuir’s Relay for Life have welcomed their 50th team to this year’s event-officially making it the biggest yet.

But there is still space to accommodate more teams in the 24-hour fund-raiser, in aid of Cancer Research UK, which can register up to August 5. The relay itself takes place on August 15 and 16

Teams have between 8 and 15 people who take it in turns to walk round a track on Kirrie show field, while those not walking soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the non-stop entertainment.

Fiona Smith, from last year’s ‘Pink Ladies’ team, said: “I have been a team captain since it started in 2007 and it really is a wonderful event. As well as raising awareness of cancer and money for Cancer Research UK, a charity very close to my family’s heart, it brings the community of Kirriemuir together and also welcomes teams from further afield.”

Further information is available from Rhona Guild, secretary and vice-chairwoman, on 07971 454626 or by e-mailing