Ascot Relay For Life
16/17 July 2016 Silver Ring Ascot Racecourse
We are very pleased and extremely proud to announce that Ascot Relay For Life has been awarded The Queen's Award For Voluntary Service. This is the MBE for voluntary groups and the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK.
the past eight years Ascot Relay For Life has raised over three-quarters of a million pounds for Cancer Research UK. The 2015 event
raised just over £122,000. In 2016 we are aiming to raise even more and
are looking for people to take part in the fantastic, 24 hour event.
Anyone can Relay whatever their age or fitness level. At Ascot we have
team members from a few months old to people in their 80s.
For Life is a unique community event, teams fundraise all year and over
the weekend come together to celebrate their efforts in a 24 hour
Team members take it in turns to walk around the track while all around them a party is in full swing. This year our theme is A Rainbow. To find out more, come along to one of our team meetings which are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the racecourse, Contact us for more details.
Enter a team
Dedicate a Candle
This is a great opportunity to team up with people you know to help beat cancer.
get together 8-15 people to be your team, register, and then join us
over the Relay weekend for 24 hours of fun, celebration and
On the day team members take it in turns to walk round the track for 24 hours. This marks the fact that a search for a cure for cancer never sleeps.
Visit the Teams page for more information
As dusk falls, the atmosphere quietens for the Candle of Hope ceremony. This is the most poignant part of Relay For Life.
Special Candle of Hope Bags - decorated with touching messages to loved ones affected by cancer - are lit and placed round the track.
They remain alight to inspire teams as they continue to walk through the night.Visitors are welcome at the Candle of Hope Ceremony which begins at 10pm.
There is more information on the Candle of Hope page
Anyone who has ever had a cancer diagnosis is invited to come along to Relay as a special guest.
survivors of all ages start the Relay by walking the first lap. They
are cheered on and supported by family, friends and teams.
are also asked to bring along a carer, someone who has supported them
through their treatment so that they can walk in a special carers lap.
This gives survivors the chance to thank the special people who have
helped them through their diagnosis.
Visit the survivors page for more information.
couldn't run Relay without volunteers so if you are interested in
helping out over the Relay weekend - even if just for a few hours,
please let us know.
You could be helping with parking, serving teas and coffees, helping in
the Candle of Hope tent, or with children's activities. Or you could
help with setting up and clearing down.
are an important part of Relay. Sponsorship of items such as signs,
wristbands, medals, etc means that all money made by teams can go to
CRUK without being used for event expenses. We also like to hear from
companies who can donate prizes for our competitions or treats for our
Visit the Sponsors page for more information
registered charity number 1089464
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