Relay celebrate cancer survivors

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The Arbroath Relay for Life is set to honour all those who have won the battle against cancer at their event in September.

The Relay takes place on September 21 and 22 at Arbroath United Cricket Club, where participants complete laps in a 24-hour relay to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

It has now become tradition at the Arbroath event that cancer survivors come together to complete the first lap of the event.

And the chair of the Relay organising committee, Alana Loudon, is inviting all local cancer survivors to the event to celebrate their achievements.

Alana explained: “The Relay for Life motto is ‘celebrate, remember, fight back’ and the survivors’ lap is about celebrating local survivors and their achievements.

“Their stories provide hope and inspiration for others who may be facing the prospect of treatment for cancer.

“Registration is free for survivors and carers and they are our VIPs for the day,” she added.

Preparations are well under way for the annual fund-raiser, which this year will have a ‘Heroes and Villains’ theme.

In addition the local committee also hope to link up via Skype with their twin relay in Frankston, near Melbourne in Australia.

The committee from Frankston were eager to get in touch with the Arbroath group after discovering they were holding their relays on the same day.

The event Down Under will see Frankston native and Paralympic gold medal swimmer Ellie Cole, herself a cancer survivor start the proceedings.

Registration is still taking place for Relay for Life via the Cancer Research UK website.

Anybody wanting more information about the event can contact Alana on or ‘phone 07881940418.