Sign up for 24 hour Relay for Life race in Eastbourne to support Cancer Research UK


Charity event Relay for Life is taking place July 25 and will be opened by the town’s new MP Caroline Ansell.

The fundraiser, in aid of Cancer Research UK will be held from noon at Langney Sports Centre in Priory Lane.

Relay For Life is a 24-hour overnight community event that celebrates cancer survivors, raises awareness and vital funds to beat cancer. There will also be food, music, games and entertainment throughout the night.

Janet Geering, event chair, said, “If you are a cancer survivor, or would like to know more about this event, and how you can help raise funds for a cure, please come along to our welcome meeting.”

The meeting will be held on June 29 at 7pm at the Saffrons, Compton Place Road.

Janet added, “Whether you want to enter a team, or just find out how you can take part in a small way, we will be pleased to hear from you.”

The Relay for Life includes the Candle of Hope Ceremony.

People can obtain bags for a modest donation and decorate them with messages.

Janet added, “This is the part of Relay For Life that really brings home the true meaning of the event; it is a chance for us all to remember those that have been lost to cancer and to celebrate the lives of those that have survived.”

The lighting of the candles will take place whilst Donald Brown will play the bagpipes. All donations will be used to help find a cure sooner.

Candle of Hope Bags are available at John F Whippy, 97 Cavendish Place, the event sponsors. To find out more please visit www.eastbourne or contact Janet on 07983 672332.

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