Grand to­tal raised by Re­lay for Life in Dundee re­vealed

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS -

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.

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