10 years of fundraising at Relay for Life Luton this weekend!

Theme for VIP survivors tea 2014:  Alice in Wonderland. This year the theme is Mary Poppins
Theme for VIP survivors tea 2014: Alice in Wonderland. This year the theme is Mary Poppins

Stockwood Park Athletics Centre will be full of colour, costumes and fun, as the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Relay for Life Luton celebrates 10 years of fundraising.

This weekend (September 16 and 17) teams of fundraising friends and families will be tackling the athletics track to complete a 24 hour relay starting on Saturday at 12noon.

A previous Full Throttle Performance car meet in Kensworth

A previous Full Throttle Performance car meet in Kensworth

Meanwhile, residents who have survived or are still battling cancer complete one gentle VIP ‘Lap of Honour’ to start the relay.

A CRUK spokesman said: “It’s a lovely event catching up with friends old and new.

“You can watch a variety of acts over the 24 hours and take part in the candle of hope ceremony, remembering the battles, those lost and those won.

“Our VIP survivors can walk the opening lap and enjoy a lovely afternoon tea with surprise goodie bags, too.

“We are celebrating 10 years of Relay for Life in Luton: ‘For You ; Because of You; Thanks to You.’”

Over the weekend there will be stalls, music and games to entertain the public.

Readers are welcome to register as VIPs and the last day to do this is Friday.

Ali Alride, director of business Full Throttle Performance, who are sponsoring the relay car park, said: “A few of our cars are going to be coming down, so I would say if you are a ‘petrol head’ or if you have kids or are a family person, come and help a good cause.

“We will be there on Saturday with GT-Rs, R34s, BMWs, Supra race cars and more. There will be a variety.

“I have got friends who have been affected by cancer; one of my friends has a son that survived the disease.

“Everyone is coming together and if you wish to donate to CRUK you are more than welcome.”

To contact relay chairs, Reece Lowen and Paul Rogers, call: 07923 234361 or email: relayforlifeluton@gmail.com.