Funds raised through Relay For Life will support life-saving cancer research. We're here to help you with your fundraising.
Relay For Life brings you and your community together to beat cancer sooner. Fundraise as a team throughout the year, then join your local community at a 24-hour event to celebrate your fundraising achievements, while taking turns to walk around a track.
Date: 13 July 2019
Time: 12pm (duration 24hrs)
Venue: Parish Fields, Plough Corner, Harwich Road
Start a team
Bring together 8-15 family, friends or colleagues. Team Captains must be over 18, but anyone can join your team once registered.Start a team
Join a team
Already know a Team Captain? No matter how old you are, you can join their team and together you can watch your fundraising total grow!Join a team
Anyone who has ever lived with cancer is invited to join as a Survivor, and to bring someone along who has supported them through illness.Take part as a Survivor
Donate to this Relay
Our top teams
Relay For Life is a team fundraising challenge bringing communities together to beat cancer. Teams of family and friends fundraise for life-saving cancer research, then join other teams and survivors to celebrate their fundraising in an overnight event, taking turns to walk around a track.
There are Relay For Life events taking place across the UK. Entry is free. You can join your local Relay by starting a team, joining a team or by taking part as a survivor.
Take part in Relay For Life and together we will beat cancer.
Teams, survivors, carers and volunteers come together to take part in an overnight Relay For Life event to celebrate their fundraising achievements.
Organised by a dedicated volunteer committee, this community celebration is filled with family fun.
Cancer never sleeps, so neither do we as teams set up camp and take turns to walk round the track for the duration of the event.
At a Relay For Life event there are special moments that bring everyone together:
- Our VIP guests are our cancer survivors. Each Relay For Life event begins with their Lap of Honour.
- A Candle of Hope Ceremony sees the darkness lit up in memory of those we’ve lost and in celebration of those still here.
- The sharing of information about Cancer Research UK’s ground-breaking science in cancer prevention gives us real hope for the future.
- Music, games and fun from local partners get us moving.
- A celebratory closing ceremony celebrates our achievements and inspires us all to continue the fight.
Team up with family, friends and colleagues then join Relay For Life to raise money to beat cancer. Anybody can join in, regardless of age or fitness level. Relays are fun for all the family and everyone is welcome!
Start a team
Bring together 8-15 family, friends or colleagues. Why not get the kids involved too? Set a team goal and lead your team to fundraising success. Team Captains must be over 18, but anyone can join your team once registered.
Join a team
Know someone who's starting a team? Join and get them off to a great start. Encourage others to do the same!
Be a survivor guest of honour
Anyone who has ever lived with cancer is invited to join Relay For Life. Survivors lead the festivities by taking part in the Lap of Honour. You’re welcome to bring someone who has supported you through your illness to join the celebrations too.
Is the venue wheelchair accessible?
This venue is suitable for wheelchair users.
Can I bring my dog?
Yes, the venue is dog-friendly.
What's the nearest station?
The nearest station is Thorpe-le-Soken. Please check public transport before you travel.
Is there parking?
Yes, parking is available.
Can I buy food and drinks on the day?
Yes, you can. You are also welcome to bring along any food and drinks that you might like with you.
What happens if it rains?
We will Relay on! Please come prepared for wet and cold weather.
What do I need to bring with me?
A tent, sleeping bag, any food and drinks that you might like, your Relay t-shirt, a chair, sun cream, an umbrella (just in case!), warm clothes, spare socks and shoes and any materials that you need for your fundraising stall (e.g. a gazebo and trestle table).
Hear from a Survivor
I love Relay For Life. I get such a buzz from seeing my whole community coming together as one to help in the fight against cancer. Seeing more and more people wearing the purple survivor t shirt year on year is just amazing!
Need help fundraising?
Relay For Life is the celebration of many months of fundraising and a chance to unite your friends and family with one common goal - to beat cancer.Discover fundraising ideas and help
If you'd like to register by phone, have any questions about Relay For Life or need help with the website, please contact us on:
Telephone: 0300 123 1026 (open Monday to Friday, 8am - 6pm)