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Cancer Research UK Relay For Life Eden Valley Seeks Team Chair

Relay For Life Eden Valley2[T]he Relay For Life Eden Valley committee are looking for a team chair to unite with them in the fight against cancer.

The group, which is scheduled to host its annual Relay For Life event from 11am on Saturday 22 to 11am on Sunday 23 July at Appleby Grammar School, raises vital funds to support the work of Cancer Research UK.

This role will give you the opportunity to meet local like-minded people who are working together to raise money for Cancer Research UK. There is the chance to develop your event management and leadership skills, whilst knowing you are helping Cancer Research UK bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. Not to mention that you will be part of a huge, fun and inspiring event!

Kate Walsh, Relay For Life Eden Valley event chair said the committee is desperate to find a team chair to ensure their second year is a huge success. You will get the opportunity to meet local like-minded people who are working together to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Development and support on your event management and leadership skills. Know you are helping Cancer Research UK bring forward the day when all cancers are cured and be part of a huge, fun and inspiring event.

She said: “Without our teams who come together at Relay For Life to celebrate their fundraising and take part, there would be no Relay for Life!

“The relationships you build with the team captains, along with great networking and engagement skills will ensure that Relay For Life is successful year after year.

“If you’re keen, enthusiastic and energetic then we’d love to hear from you.”

Relay For Life is a unique celebration of life and hope that brings communities as one to show that united we are stronger than cancer, and culminates in a fantastic team event.

Teams of around eight to 15 people – of all ages, levels of fitness and from all walks of life – are needed to take part in the overnight fundraising festival that celebrates cancer survivors and remembers loved ones who have lost their battle to the life-limiting illness.

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 take turns to rest, eat, or sleep in their tents, which are set up close by.

As dusk falls, the atmosphere quietens as the Candle of Hope ceremony begins. The event is the most poignant part of Relay For Life when specially made Candle of Hope bags – decorated with touching messages in memory or in celebration of loved ones – are filled with sand and lit up with candles around the track.

Natasha Patel, Local Fundraising Manager at Cancer Research UK, said: “Thanks to supporters like the Relay For Life Eden Valley committee, Cancer Research UK has made phenomenal progress.

“Over the last 40 years survival rates have doubled however, we hope to accelerate progress and see three in four people surviving this horrible disease that affects so many people by 2034.

“But we can only achieve this with your help. If you want to be part of organising a fun for all event then please get in touch.”

For more information on the role of team chair email Kate Walsh on [email protected] or call 07919911829.

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