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Can you find eight people you want to spend the night with?
Horsham, West Sussex, 6th December, 2012. CANCER RESEARCH UK is urging residents in West Sussex to find at least eight people they want to spend the night with – but all for a seriously good cause.
Teams of between eight to 15 people, of all ages, levels of fitness and from all walks of life are needed to take part in the 24 hour Relay For Life at Christ’s Hospital School, Horsham over the weekend of 1st and 2nd June 2013.
Tracy White, Event Chair volunteer for Cancer Research UK’s Relay For Life in Horsham, said: “Relay For Life is a great way to spend time with your friends, family and colleagues while raising money for a truly worthwhile cause.”
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 non-stop 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.
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.
The fantastic grounds at Christ’s Hospital School will offer teams a superb location in which to participate as visitors enjoy the festival fête atmosphere. Stalls, live entertainment and an array of competitions will be held over the two days bringing communities, families and friends together to have fun and raise funds.
Thanks to Cancer Research UK’s work, more people are surviving cancer than ever before. Survival rates have doubled over the last 40 years and the charity’s work has been at the heart of that progress.
But despite improvements in treatment, cancer causes more than one in four of all deaths in the UK. Cancer Research UK wants to change that and needs the help of people in West Sussex to help save many more lives.
For more information on how to get involved with Relay For Life Christ’s Hospital, please e-mail Team Recruiters Kate and Jess on chrelayteams@