Hundreds of People Participated in Relay for Life to Raise Funds for Cancer Research UK
A 24-hour Relay for Life was a successful invent, as 31 teams participated in the event to achieve the common goal of raising funds for cancer research. It was organized by Ribble Valley and White Rose Ladies, the Skipton-based fundraising teams.
The fundraiser had already received £18,000 in excess before the commencement of the event and the participants have been expecting that the excess amount could touch £30,000.
Hundreds of residents and cancer patients of Craven and nearby areas joined the walk for 24 hours around a track decorated with 500 candles. The event began at 2pm last Saturday and ended at 2pm on the consecutive day, it happened at Great Harwood Showground near Blackburn.
A lot of entertainment activities were performed like fireworks, singing and a few children activities in stalls were put up, near the track.
Dave Parkin, one of the organizers, stated that the event was quite successful as the people were happy and cheerful throughout the event.
Mrs. Weaver, a volunteer stated, “Despite pouring rain, teams kept the relay going round the clock and raised a really remarkable sum of money”. She said that next year, all the cancer patients will be welcomed to join the event.
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