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The Mighty All Nightie have done it again! An Eastbourne Team of family and friends taking part in this year’s Relay For Life Eastbourne have raised over £10,000 in the last 18 months for Cancer Research UK.
The Putland Family, from Left to Right Jake (3 ) Ali, Holly (10) Toby and Oscar aged 5
Last year saw the triumphant return of Relay For Life Eastbourne (a licensed event by Cancer Research UK) the largest fundraiser in the world for Cancer Research and the only one of its type in Sussex.
Ali Putland’s was the team leader for All Nightie and that team raised an incredible £5,334.98. Ali’s daughter, Holly from West Rise Junior School won a junior Community Champions Award for her fundraising.
Ali, again registered All Nightie in the 2015/16 event and to date that team have raised £4,901 and there is still a lot of fundraising to go.
The Event Chair, Janet Geering, said “10 Teams have registered so far this year, and it is heart-warming to hear stories like this. All funds received, however small are appreciated. People can be sponsored to give up something for a month, do a cake sale at work, car boot sales, bingo or quizzes. We have some fantastic teams working towards our joint goal, and we look forward to another amazing year.
Preparations are in progress for this year’s event that takes place on 2/3 July at Eastbourne Sports Centre, Cross Levels Way.
The charity is encouraging friends, family and work colleagues to get together and
enter Eastbourne Relay For Life, a unique celebration of life and hope which unites communities to help beat over 200 types of cancer.
Teams of between 8 to 15 people, of all ages, levels of fitness and from all walks
of life are needed to take part. If participants don’t want to set up their own teams they can join a team specially formed “United Together”, so they can share the walking with others.
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 nonstop through the night, those team members not on the track can take turns to rest, eat, or sleep in their tents which are set up close by.
There is a huge range of entertainment on the day, covering activities for children, families and adults, fitness, relaxation and fun. A wide section of the community are offering their services free of charge. Donations will be requested to raise funds to find a cure.
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.
To find out more or to register a team, contact Janet Geering (Event Chair) on 07983 672332 or send a message via our website www.eastbournerelay.com. Follow our Facebook page or on twitter.