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Two weeks until Relay for Life

PUBLISHED: 10:25 03 July 2009 | UPDATED: 14:18 03 July 2010

TEAMS taking part in this year's Relay for Life in Great Yarmouth have two more weeks to raise funds and prepare for the event.

Over the last few months team members have organised countless money-spinning activities from coffee mornings and car boot sales, to quiz nights and full scale variety shows.

TEAMS taking part in this year's Relay for Life in Great Yarmouth have two more weeks to raise funds and prepare for the event.

Over the last few months team members have organised countless money-spinning activities from coffee mornings and car boot sales, to quiz nights and full scale variety shows.

Last year the charity event in aid of Cancer Research UK raised more than £19,000 and organisers are hoping to beat that target by more than £3,000 this year.

Twelve teams have registered for the event at Caister High School on Saturday, July 18, with an opening ceremony launching the event at 2pm.

The Gorleston Theatre Company team has already raised more than £3,000 and team member Anna Stagg, who took part in last year's event, said: “There was a fantastic atmosphere last year. We all worked together to raise money prior to the actual weekend and the whole thing had a real team feeling.”

Captain of the Misfits team, Louise Archer, said: “We've raised money through door collections at various local venues already, but we still have some more things happening. I'm just really happy to be involved again.”

Tonie Ewles, a survivor who took part in last year's relay, enjoyed it so much she has persuaded her mum to take part.

The event is open to the public until 10.30pm on the Saturday and there is plenty of opportunity to try salsa dancing or a pilates class and a martial arts demonstration.

A Candle of Hope ceremony will be held at 9.30pm on the Saturday, which celebrates the life of survivors and those whose lives have been touched by cancer. It will be followed by a short performance by Gorleston Theatre Company at 10pm.

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