Relay for Life Forest of Dean

Location: Forest Leisure Lydney
Church Road, Lydney, GL15 5DZ
Date: 25 June 2016
Start: 12pm (duration 24hrs)

About Relay For Life

Relay For Life brings you and your town together to help beat cancer sooner.

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, to highlight 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 sooner.

Candle of Hope ceremony

As the evening draws in, everyone gathers to light Candles of Hope and pay tribute to those whose lives have been affected by cancer. Bags are decorated and lit up by a glowing candle so that poignant messages of remembrance and celebration line the track to create a moving and unforgettable moment.

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.

Event updates

Visit the event updates page for news about Relay for Life Forest of Dean from your Committee Chair.