LOCAL people turned out in the droves on Saturday to support the Arbroath Relay for Life which has so far raised over £31,000 for Cancer Research UK with more money still coming in.
The annual event, which takes place at Arbroath United Cricket Club, saw 22 teams take part in the 24 hour relay, where one team member must be on the track at all times.
The relay kicked off on Saturday at 11 a.m., when a special lap was completed by 35 cancer survivors which was led by Olympic torch bearer Angie Shearer.
Many local entertainers then performed during the day to keep spirits and supporters of the event came along to further boost the fund-raising.
At 9 p.m. as night fell, the poignant candle of hope ceremony took place and to keep participants going through the night, a series of silent discos were held.
And chair of the organising committee Alana Loudon described the event as an amazing weekend.
She said: “The whole thing was excellent and we were pleased the weather held out even though it was a bit cold on Sunday morning.
“What was really good to see was the community that came out to support us and they really made it a great day.
“So far we have raised £31,100 and that total is still to rise as people can donate on the web page until October 19.
“We are all so delighted with how it went.”
The organising committee is set to meet again on Tuesday to discuss this year’s event before having a break then turning their attentions to next year’s relay.
In the meantime, the Angus fund-raising committee of Cancer Research UK will now focus on their Christmas Fayre, which takes place in November.
They also plan to run the third annual New Year’s Day Dook, which takes place at Arbroath’s West Links.