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Yarmouth race organisers overwhelmed

PUBLISHED: 13:10 31 October 2009 | UPDATED: 15:28 03 July 2010

ORGANISERS of the Cancer Research UK Relay for Life Great Yarmouth say they have been overwhelmed by the support from those taking part and the local community.

ORGANISERS of the Cancer Research UK Relay for Life Great Yarmouth say they have been overwhelmed by the support from those taking part and the local community.

They had set themselves a fundraising target of £22,500, but they have smashed that and achieved a staggering £45,600.

Cancer Research Relay for Life is a 20 hour event where at least one person from a team of up to 15 members walks round a 400m track throughout, and took place over a weekend in July at Caister High School.

The picture shows members of the organising committee with the cheque for £45,600.

Chairman Stephen Bower said: “This is truly a fantastic amount and one we are all very proud of. There are so many people who have helped to make this possible, from the businesses who loaned us equipment free of charge, to all our entertainers who performed for nothing. However, it is the teams and the cancer survivors, along with the wonderful committee, whose hard work and effort made this such an enjoyable and emotional event.”

The committee is holding another Relay for Life in July next year. Anyone is interested in forming a team and wanting information, should go along to an information evening at the Cliff Hotel, Gorleston, on November 25 at 7.30pm.

Call Stephen Bower on 07740699233 for more details.

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