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Throughout the year, teams of 8 to 15 people get together and fundraise in their local communities to support the work of Cancer Research UK. Then everyone comes together in an inspiring overnight celebration and commemoration that the whole community can be part of.

On the day of Relay For Life Forest of Dean you can expect a celebratory mix of music, games, entertainment, food, fundraising and perhaps a few surprises! Whilst the event is in full swing, members of each team will take turns to walk around the track for the duration of the Relay. All events are overnight as this marks the fact that cancer never sleeps.

Take part

Join us for Relay For Life Forest of Dean and be part of something special. You can take part by starting a team and becoming the Team Captain, joining a team as a Team Member or by taking part as a Survivor.

Survivors' Lap of Honour

Relay For Life Forest of Dean will begin with the inspiring Survivors' Lap of Honour. Cancer survivors will walk the first lap of the course, cheered and supported by the community. Together we celebrate life and the efforts we are all making to help beat cancer.

The closing ceremony

At the end of Relay For Life Forest of Dean, everyone joins together for a final lap to celebrate their fundraising achievements and look back on an unforgettable experience.

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Relay For Life 2017 

WELL DONE TO EVERYONE 
I have had time to take everything in and am extremely proud of every single Team captain, Team Member, Survivor, Committee, helpers, members of the public, and everyone else who made Relay happen.
I would like to say some Thank you's first to the Teams and their captains,
Alisha's Angels - Iona Keyse
Forest Recycle Cycle -Julie cockle
Forest Hooglians - Lorna King
Kels Angels and Youth - Tessa French & Emma Walker
Nutty Nornas - April Gordon
Scouting for a cure - Josh Gwilliam
Silly society - Abbie Smith
Ginger Nuts - Kathy Howell
Team Herring - Lucy Herring
Team Numpty - Clare Murrell
Yummy Mummies - Emma Andrews-Weaver
Bonkers - Laura James
80's Groove - Shelley Robertson
Jack Daniels Honeys - Joanne Tyrrell
Scrum - Michelle Webley
Witch Doctors - Deb Sandells
Dazzling Diamonds - Tasha Louise Saunders
Marshal arts Academy - Katie Bircher
Your fundraising monies will help fight and beat cancer sooner!
Some more Thank you's Committee members
Abbie Smith- Team Chair
Rich Saunders - Team Chair Support
Zoe Williamson - Account chair
Cheryl Smith - Cancer Awareness
Clare Brown & Gill Drew - Survivorship Chairs
Barrie Mills - Candle of Hope.
Iona Keyse & Fred Brancroft - Logistics
Laura James & Julie Hancock - Corporate chair
Jamie Cooke - MC
Tom Paul Harris - DJ Tom ;)
Julie Farr - Catering
Ian Brown - General Support.
Spencer Price - for all your help with anything we ask for :)
There are lots more to thank from helpers in the catering tent, setting up tents/putting down, lending things to us to use for the day, Freedom Leisure Lydney &  The Dean Academy for letting us use the site.
Once again THANK YOU all for coming and supporting us and see you all in 2018.
Lots of Love
Julie Drew
Event Chair xxxxx


To join a team or start a team click below

To register your interest please use the online form or email Julie Drew.