Park is a sea of blue for 24 hours

The final lap. Photos by www.garfy.co.uk on behalf of Cancer Research Relay for Life Luton
The final lap. Photos by www.garfy.co.uk on behalf of Cancer Research Relay for Life Luton

Stockwood Park was a sea of blue at the weekend for Luton’s 7th annual Relay For Life charity event.

The survivors lap launched the relay at 12noon on Saturday and team members took turns to walk or run around the athletics track for 24 hours. The teams were dressed in blue T-shirts and some in fancy dress.

One of the Relay for Life teams. Photo by Jane Russell

One of the Relay for Life teams. Photo by Jane Russell

The overnight event was designed by organisers to show that cancer never sleeps, with all money raised going to Cancer Research UK.

Pauline Robb, one of the organisers, said: “We had a wonderful weekend. It was really fantastic, there was a great atmosphere and everyone really enjoyed it. We had a great turn-out from the public and there was loads of support.

“We have currently raised £40,000 and there’s still more coming in. I think we will definitely beat our target.”

The Mayor of Luton and Kelvin Hopkins showed their support at Relay for Life. Photo by Jane Russell

The Mayor of Luton and Kelvin Hopkins showed their support at Relay for Life. Photo by Jane Russell

Survivors launch lap. Photos by www.garfy.co.uk on behalf of Cancer Research Relay for Life Luton

Survivors launch lap. Photos by www.garfy.co.uk on behalf of Cancer Research Relay for Life Luton

Warming up for Relay for Life. Photo by Jane Russell

Warming up for Relay for Life. Photo by Jane Russell

Relay for Life 2014. Photo by Jane Russell

Relay for Life 2014. Photo by Jane Russell

Relay for Life 2014. Photo by Jane Russell

Relay for Life 2014. Photo by Jane Russell