Grand total raised by Relay for Life in Dundee revealed
This year’s Relay for Life in Dundee raised more than £32,000 for cancer research.
Runners formed teams of between eight and 15 people to collect as much money as possible for the cause.
Through a series of fundraising efforts – including raffle draws, quizzes, spiritualist nights and supermarket bagpacks – volunteers raised a grand total of £32,613.
The Dundee amount will be added to the UK total of £2.7 million.
Fundraisers were invited to a recent overnight event at Caird Park, where they were thanked for their efforts.
Sarah Johnston, local fundraising manager at Cancer Research UK in Dundee, said:“Everyone knows someone who has been touched by cancer.
“Taking part in Relay for Life is a positive way to be part of your local community and help make a real difference in the fight against the disease.
“I would like to thank the committee and teams for organising such a great event and raising such an incredible amount of money for research here in Scotland.”
She continued: “Cancer Research UK doesn’t receive any government funding for its research so every step we make towards beating cancer relies on every pound, every hour and every person.
“One in two people, born in the UK, will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives, but the good news is more people are surviving the disease now than ever before.”
Cancer Research UK also organises the hugely popular Race for Life, which takes place in Camperdown Park.
Celebrating the total for this year’s Relay for Life in Dundee.