On track to help fight cancer
By The Bristol Post | Monday, July 02, 2012, 05:00
CANCER survivors from across Bristol and South Gloucestershire gathered together for a 24-hour fundraising festival at Yate Outdoor Sports Complex over the weekend.
One of the teams that took part in the 24-hour walk at Yate Outdoor Sports Complex to raise cash for cancer research
The Relay for Life event took place from noon on Saturday through to noon on Sunday and raised thousands of pounds for Cancer Research.
Team members took turns to walk, run, skip or crawl around the athletics track in a relay after an opening lap of honour by cancer survivors.
Heart radio presenter George Painter hosted the event in which teams camped out at the relay site and celebrated their fundraising achievements.
The efforts of teams on the day and leading up to the race raised £30,000.
Tina Nolan, chairwoman of the Cancer Research UK's Relay for Life in Bristol, said: "It was another fantastic event full of fun and laughter, but there is also poignancy and everyone who joined in took away something special."