Relay for Life ends successful fundraising year
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Relay for Life team has raised nearly £100,000 since starting out in 2008.
THE Braunton Relay for Life has hosted its final fundraising event of the year, bringing the total in at just over £21,000.
Since the annual event started in 2008, budding fundraisers racing around the athletics track have raised nearly £100,000 for Cancer Research UK.
Teams from as far as North Molton and Ilfracombe sign up for the main event in June just before Christmas, but volunteers spend the year raising the funds.
Sally Greene, of the Relay for Life team, said: “Relay for life is a very poignant event.
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“At this event each member of the team takes their turn walking around the athletics track during the 24 hours. This signifies that cancer never stops.”
Teams camp out at the track and in the evening there is a Candle of Hope ceremony where the track is lit with candles and messages to loved ones.
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The year of fundraising ended with a ‘Brains of Braunton’ quiz in the parish hall, which raised a total of £1,038.
Family team ‘Four on a Mission’ comprised of Jean and Fred Fry, their daughter Gill Comber and their son Peter Fry, beat 19 other teams to claim the prize.
To get involved in the next Relay for Life contact Linda Ackroyd on 07741 035227 or Anne Griffiths on 01271 815327.