If you can find eight people you want to spend the night with, then Cancer Research UK wants to hear from you! The charity is searching for intrepid teams to take part in a fun, action packed 24-hour fundraising event known as Relay For Life on Saturday 1

If you can find eight people you want to spend the night with, then Cancer Research UK wants to hear from you!The charity is searching for intrepid teams to take part in a fun, action packed 24-hour fundraising event known as Relay For Life on Saturday 14th - Sunday 15th June.This is the first time the event - which started life in America 20 years ago - has been held in North Devon and local organisers are calling on people of all ages to make it a success.Relay For Life will take place at North Devon Athletics Track, Braunton, and will be staged over a 24 hour period - running from 2pm on the Saturday to 12noon on the Sunday.Team mates will take it in turn to run or walk around the track, making sure there is at least one member of the team on the track at all times.The rest are then free to enjoy the entertainment around the track.Anne Griffiths, Relay Chair, says: "We are looking for teams of eight to 15 people to run, walk, or crawl around the track and engage in a general party atmosphere."As the Relay is non-stop throughout the night, those team members not on the track can take their turn to rest, eat, or sleep in their tents, which will be set up in the middle of the track.Anne continues: "This event is a great way to spend a weekend away with your friends, family or work-mates.""As one in three people will be affected by cancer at some point in their lives, it is an opportunity to remember those lost to cancer, to support those who are facing cancer and ultimately, help prevent cancer. It is a cause close to everyone's heart and by taking part you can raise money and have fun at the same time."Teams are encouraged to raise as much money as possible before the event so that the big day itself can be given over to celebrating their fundraising achievements.At midnight on Relay day the atmosphere quietens down as the Candle of Hope Ceremony - the most poignant part of Relay For Life - begins. Special messages are written on bags in memory or in celebration of loved ones and these are placed around the track with candles inside them.Anne adds: "Relay For Life is not just about honouring survivors - it's about empowering them to make a difference and take a stance against cancer."If you would like to take part in Relay For Life, please call Anne Griffiths on 01271 815327 or email griffiths880@btinternet.comFurther information and application forms can also be accessed via the Relay website - www.cancerresearchuk.org/relay/