Relay set to be biggest yet

More than 50 teams will take part in this weekend's Relay for Life.
More than 50 teams will take part in this weekend's Relay for Life.

Kirrie’s Relay for Life will take place this weekend with its biggest line-up of teams yet for what’s set to be a bumper event.

With a variety of entertainment on Saturday and Sunday, it promises something for everyone as well as being the town’s biggest community fund-raiser in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Starting at midday on Saturday with a lap of honour by survivors of the disease, more than 50 teams will walk the route around Kirriemuir Showfield over 24 hours.

The centrepiece of Saturday evening will be the ‘Candle of Hope’ ceremony at 10pm, when candles will be lit around the track in memory of those who have been lost to cancer or are currently fighting it.

The relay will end at midday on Sunday, when survivors will lead again in the final lap, after a last musical performance at 11am by the Scottish Police and Community Choir.

Rhona Guild, vice-chairwoman, will then set off on her 780-mile solo bike ride around all the relay towns in Scotland to raise more money for Cancer Research UK.

Further information is available from Keith Hopkins on 07715 052718 or by e-mailing keithhopkins@hotmail.co.uk

To sponsor Rhona Guild on her bike ride, visit www.justgiving.com/rhona-guild