Spend a night with friends for Relay For Life

Members of the Eastbourne Relay For Life Committee with professors from Cancer Research UK at Brighton and Sussex Medical School University at a tour of Sussex's prestigious research laboratory in March. SUS-150326-115209001
Members of the Eastbourne Relay For Life Committee with professors from Cancer Research UK at Brighton and Sussex Medical School University at a tour of Sussex's prestigious research laboratory in March. SUS-150326-115209001

Eastbourne Relay for Life is urging everyone in Eastbourne and surrounding areas to find at least eight people they want to spend the night with – but all for a seriously good cause, Cancer Research UK.

The charity is encouraging friends, family and work colleagues to get together and enter Eastbourne Relay For Life, a unique celebration of life and hope which unites communities to help beat more than 200 types of cancer.

This event is the only one of its type in Sussex.

Teams of between eight to 15 people, of all ages, levels of fitness and from all walks of life are needed to take part at Eastbourne Borough Football Club (Langney Sports) over the weekend of July 25/26.

If participants don’t have enough members to enter a team, organisers say they can arrange for them to be paired with other teams.

Participants raise vital funds in the months leading up to the relay through a wide range of fundraising activities (selling of books, cakes, quizzes.)

Teams of between eight to 15 people, of all ages, levels of fitness and from all walks of life are needed to take part at Eastbourne Borough Football Club (Langney Sports) over the weekend of July 25/26.

Eastbourne Relay For Life

Team events take place throughout the year and teams are supported by team co-ordinator Chloe Markwick.

During the relay itself, team members take it in turns to walk round a track while everyone else enjoys a wide range of fun activities on offer.

As Relay For Life is non-stop through the night, those team members not on the track can take turns to rest, eat, or sleep in their tents which are set up close by.

There is a huge range of entertainment on the day, covering activities for children, families and adults, fitness, relaxation and fun.

To find out more or to register a team, contact Janet Geering (event chair) on 07983 672332 or send a message via the website website www.eastbournerelay.com