We Love Bury St Edmunds!


Today, I had the great honour of being able to open the Relay For Life (Cancer Research) at Nowton Park.

The Relay for Life! What an amazing day meeting truly inspirational people. I had received an email from David Cianciola who is one of the main organisers for this event. He told me that last year, 240 people participated which included 49 cancer survivors and between them they had raised £26,000.

But this is 2017, and over 340 people were taking part and close to 70 cancer survivors as well. It was difficult to get an accurate figure, as numbers were increasing as more people signed up on the day. The goal for this year is £31,000

So What IS Relay For Life?

Relay For Life is a global fundraiser that sees millions of people from more than 20 countries unite to prove that we are stronger than cancer.
Relay For Life is an overnight walking fundraiser organised by volunteers.
Relay For Life focuses on fun for all the family – everyone is welcome and can join in, regardless of age or fitness level.
Relay For Life honours cancer survivors, celebrates life and the success of team fundraising activities.
Relay For Life unites people in the community with the common goal that we are stronger than cancer and that together we can ensure a future where no one will fear.
It is a 24 hour fun day, with teams raising money, and sharing the relay between them.

And you can do your bit and help out by using this link CLICK HERE

More Photos are in the Facebook Group

See also, My WiSH Charity, Nodes and Sentimags!

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