This year's Relay for Life was another resounding success. Although it rained heavily until about 3pm on Saturday it cleared up to give wall to wall sunshine until it finished at 12 mid day on Sunday.
were more Teams than ever this year with lots of 'Family' Teams. One
young man Billy Gilbert aged 12 took part with his family and completed
laps over the 24 hours, that's equivalent to 30 miles. Well done Billy!
As always there was a fabulous atmosphere and the Candle of Hope ceremony was very moving with Lyndsey Smart (Adele tribute singer) singing three lovely songs as people walked round reading the 450+ lit candle bags dedicated to those who have lost their fight with cancer and those still fighting. Amro Ebbiary, a research scientist from Cancer Research UK Liverpool came over again to hold a question and answer session and was available all day for anyone who wanted to know how the Charity use the money raised. When we left on Sunday the money banked up to 11am was over £23,000. As we know it's time to collect sponsor money so the final figure will be available in early October.
The photos show the Group before the start and Sharon helping the His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor Mr Adam Wood to cut the ribbon and set off the 'Survivors Lap'