Relay For Life in 2020 looked a lot different, as they had to make new plans keeping everyone safe during the current Coronavirus pandemic. For 2020 they had their Relay At Home – based on the originally planned Relay, but At Home!
Relay For Life is a family festival celebrating the power of community fundraising in the fight to beat cancer.
Teams of friends and family fundraise for life-saving cancer research then unite at a weekend-long festival to honour everyone who has been affected by cancer and celebrate the progress made in research.
The festival is focused around a 24-hour relay where team members take it in turns to walk around a track to show
that together we’ll do whatever it takes to beat cancer.
Over the weekend there were Relays taking place across the UK and, as is often the case, Plymouth was at the forefront of the action. Local volunteer, Fundraiser, Local Businessman and “general good all round bloke” Jason Brockman looked after proceedings locally with a whole host of entertainment and fun to help things along. This included a 12 hour Facebook Live and a 24 hour “Pink Pong” Bouncing session. “Relay is going to be different this year, as we take it online” he told us. “Cancer Research UK needs our efforts more than ever, and we’re rising to the challenge, collectively, we remember loved ones we’ve lost and celebrate those who have survived.”
Each Relay is organised by a dedicated local volunteer committee, to deliver an incredible weekend of celebration and remembrance, and of course to raise funds and an awareness of the research.
“We’re part of an international movement of over 4 million Relayers who, between us, have already raised over $6.5 billion in the worldwide fight against cancer. Together at 6,000 Relay For Life events across the globe, we celebrate survivorship, remember we’ve those lost, and join the fight to help beat cancer” he added.
Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to saving lives through research. 1 in 2 people will get cancer in their lifetime and this research saves lives.