Thousands urged to join North Devon’s Relay for Life

Joseph Bulmer

THE people of North Devon have been urged to turn out in their droves for the annual Cancer Research UK Relay For Life on June 11 and 12 at Braunton.

The charity relay is now in its fourth year and sees teams of people from all walks of life and abilities converge on Braunton Athletics Track to take part in the overnight fundraising festival.

Team members walk or run around the track, making sure that one person is on the track at all times. The venue offers plenty of space and ample parking.

Lats year more than �45,000 was raised by the Braunton event, but oragnsiers want to make this a true North Devon and are calling for teams to go along and be part of the amazing experience.

“Relay For Life is a unique celebration of life and hope, which unites communities to help beat cancer, and culminates in a fantastic family and team event,” said Pauline Kiely, one fo the committee of volunteer organisers.

“This is not a sponsored event, instead fundraising takes place in the weeks before Relay and many and various events bring in a lot of money. Can you hold a coffee morning or a quiz, a wine tasting or dinner party? There are endless innovative ideas out there.

“Cancer affects us all in one way or another, either in our families, our workplace or our community. Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research.”

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