Isle of Man’s Relay for Life event set to be a record-breaker

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There’s still time to get involved in this year’s Relay For Life Isle of Man, taking place from midday on Saturday, August 23.

With more than 400 participants already signed up, this year’s event looks set to raise record funds for Cancer Research UK.

Teams of between eight and 15 people will take part by completing a 24-hour relay around the National Sports Centre.

There are more than 6,000 relays worldwide for Cancer Research UK. All the funds raised in the Isle of Man go directly to cancer research in centres that treat Isle of Man-based patients.

Last year’s Isle of Man event was identified by Cancer Research UK as one of the top-performing relays in Britain.

Event chairman Nicola Walkingshaw said: ‘Last year we had 33 teams and a target of £50,000 but succeeded in raising more than £63,000; this year we already have 49 teams registered and a target of £65,000.

‘That’s an ambitious figure but past experience has shown that the Isle of Man gets behind this event with tremendous enthusiasm, so we have every hope that we’ll achieve and perhaps even exceed our target yet again.

‘It’s thanks to the continued support of our lead sponsor, Celton Manx, that we have the resources to raise the profile of Relay For Life Isle of Man and attract such a loyal and generous following. Our committee and supporters are just incredible.’

For more information call Nicola on 454789 or email

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