Relay For Life Shetland

Relay For Life Shetland

Your team, your town saving lives together

Location: Gilbertson Park
Gilbertson Road, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0QJ
Date: 28 May 2016
Start: 8pm (duration 12 hrs)

Contact the Committee Chair

Please contact the Committee Chair with any general questions you have about this event and discuss ways in which you can get involved.

Name: Martin Henderson
Phone: 07789 740137

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About Relay For Life

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.

Take part

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.

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