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Cancer Research UK’s Relay For Life

Cancer Research UK’s Relay For Life in Southend-on-Sea


Relay For Life

Relay For Life is a unique and inspirational community-led event, organised by a group of volunteers, that celebrates those who survive cancer and pays tribute to those who are touched by it. It brings together communities, Survivors and those who have been touched by cancer to celebrate life and help raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Relay for Life SouthendRelay For Life can involve many things – a walking event, a party, a concert, a big day out. But most of all, it brings local communities together to help beat cancer. Local teams of friends, family, neighbours and colleagues fundraise within their local communities throughout the year, raising all they can for the life-saving work of Cancer Research UK. Then get together for a great overnight event of celebration and commemoration that everyone in the community can join in.

Relay for Life SouthendAt the event people gather at their local race track, park or sports field and take turns walking laps. Each team tries to keep at least one member on the track at all times, whilst all around them a party is in full swing. The teams, their supporters and visitors from the local community create a carnival atmosphere.

Southend Relay for Life which is celebrating it's fifth anniversary in 2013 is a 24hour event starting at midday, with many of the teams in fancy dress themes. The relay will be opened by a Celebrity, with a Survivors' Lap of Honour, Survivors Champagne Reception (Donated by The Cherry Tree of Rochford ) and at dusk the moving Candle of Hope Ceremony will take place.Relay for Life Southend

This is sure to be a really exciting, inspiring event, so do make sure you register your team, or as a survivor as soon as possible.

  • Southend Relay For Life is taking place on the 27th and 28th July (from 12pm for 24 hours) at Southend Leisure & Tennis Centre, Garons Park, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 4FA. Events already planned include: Cheerleaders display, Relay's got talent competition, Silent Disco, Fun Casino, Boot Camp, Lie entertainment on stage including local bands, school performers and local theatre groups.
  • Contact: Kieran (Event Chairman) Email: Mobile; 07801421745 to find out about our amazing event .

Please visit our website to find out more about the events, and for contact details of those kindly organising these events on behalf of Cancer Research UK.

Registering a team or as a survivor can be done online and it only takes a few short minutes! Or you can dedicate a candle of hope to a loved one, to be placed around the track for the Candle of Hope ceremony.

Please join us today in the fight to beat cancer

Together we will beat cancer
You're invited to do something amazing this summer.
Enter Race for Life today and raise money to help Cancer Research UK beat cancer.

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