Help fight cancer by joining relay day

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CANCER Research UK is appealing for people to take part in a 24-hour relay to raise vital funds.

Its annual Relay for Life event takes place at the Mountbatten Centre in Portsmouth this summer.

It sees cancer survivors and their friends and families take it in turns to complete laps of the running track to raise money to help beat the disease.

Sandy Parkinson, volunteer chairwoman of this year’s Relay for Life, said: ‘It has always encouraged communities to get involved, particularly because anyone can take part in it; male, female, young, old, walkers or runners.’

The relay will start at midday on Saturday, July 16, and run overnight into the Sunday.

To take part you need to be in a team of between eight and 15 people.

Participants can dress in fancy dress costumes.

For more information and to register visit the charity’s website relay or email