Relay for Life 2019

Published: 28 January 2019


Cancer Research UK’s Relay For Life is a unique team fundraising challenge, bringing communities together as well as friends and family to beat cancer.

Organised by a dedicated volunteer committee, Relay For Life is a 24-hour community celebration. Teams, cancer survivors, their carers and volunteers come together to take part in a 24-hour Relay For Life event to show that together, we’re stronger than cancer. Participants take it in turns to walk laps of a track, all day and all night to show cancer never sleeps.

Sophie Barber, Cancer Research UK’s local fundraising manager for Cornwall, said: “Helston is a perfect location for one of Cancer Research UK’s Relay for Life events, the sense of community here is so strong and I can’t wait to see what this town can achieve. Relay for Life can unite your local community by celebrating survivors, remembering loved ones and fighting back! Relay is a volunteer led event and we have a fantastic group of volunteers who are ready to get going but we are still looking for another couple of volunteers to join us.

“One in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their lives, but the good news is more people are surviving the disease now than ever before. Cancer survival in the UK has doubled since the early 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress. However, we have only been able to achieve this thanks to the dedication and generosity of volunteers and supporters without whom we would not be able to fund outstanding scientists, doctors and nurses.”

If you are interested in getting involved in this inspirational event then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Sophie Barber on 07788364569 or email