Relay For Life brings you and your town together to help beat cancer sooner.
Throughout the year, teams of 8 to 15 people get together and fundraise in their local communities to support the work of Cancer Research UK. Then everyone comes together in an inspiring overnight celebration and commemoration that the whole community can be part of.
On the day of Relay For Life Shetland you can expect a celebratory mix of music, games, entertainment, food, fundraising and perhaps a few surprises! Whilst the event is in full swing, members of each team will take turns to walk around the track for the duration of the Relay. All events are overnight, to highlight the fact that cancer never sleeps.
Join us for Relay For Life Shetland and be part of something special. You can take part by starting a team and becoming the Team Captain, joining a team as a Team Member or by taking part as a Survivor.
Survivors' Lap of Honour
Relay For Life Shetland will begin with the inspiring Survivors' Lap of Honour. Cancer survivors will walk the first lap of the course, cheered and supported by the community. Together we celebrate life and the efforts we are all making to help beat cancer sooner.
Candle of Hope ceremony
As the evening draws in, everyone gathers to light Candles of Hope and pay tribute to those whose lives have been affected by cancer. Bags are decorated and lit up by a glowing candle so that poignant messages of remembrance and celebration line the track to create a moving and unforgettable moment.
The closing ceremony
At the end of Relay For Life Shetland, everyone joins together for a final lap to celebrate their fundraising achievements and look back on an unforgettable experience.
Cancer Research UK is a registered charity in England and Wales (1089464), Scotland (SC041666) and the Isle of Man (1103).
A company limited by guarantee. Registered company in England & Wales No. 4325234 and the Isle of Man No. 5713F.
Registered address: Angel Building, 407 St John Street, London EC1V 4AD.