Five local women, all with different and motivating experiences of cancer, are raising awareness by uniting behind a new fundraising event called ‘Relay For Life’ to raise lifesaving funds for Cancer Research UK.
The five women are hosting an Information and Inspire Evening on 22nd May, 5.30 – 7.30pm at Bath Brewhouse.
Anyone is invited to join them for complimentary nibbles and networking and to hear more about this exciting new event coming to Bath.
Relay For Life brings together teams of friends, family and workmates, as well as cancer survivors, their carers and volunteers, who’ll take part in a 24-hour event to show that together, we’re stronger than cancer.
Music from local performers will get the community moving, and stalls and games are fun for all the family. The event will bring a festival atmosphere and teams will take it in turns to walk laps of a track, all day and all night to show cancer never sleeps.
Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through pioneering research. Every day 80 people are diagnosed with cancer in the South-West.
The group of young women are all keen to use this event to raise awareness about the importance of early diagnosis alongside fundraising to further support the research already funded by the charity.
The team of local volunteers have all seen for themselves what a positive impact a healthy lifestyle can add to recovery both mentally and physically. They are joining up to share their experiences and help others by supporting the two day family event, set to be held at Odd Down Playing Fields.
Cancer Research fundraising manager for Bath, Zoe Tainton has been inspired by the support and energy from the group. She said they have “grabbed the idea and quite literally ran with it! It’s amazing. What a fabulous core team we have. I am so impressed with their energy and motivation.”
Tina Angell chairs the Relay For Life group. Now a ‘survivor’ of some 14 years at 38, the mother of a then 2 year old, Tina was diagnosed with bowel cancer at 24. Her diagnosis took 18 long very ill months. The RUH nurse endured 4 life saving operations and chemotherapy.
Lauren Petitt is 19 and a student at Bath University. Lauren has been fundraising since she was 11 after her best friend lost his fight to cancer. Lauren is already part of the Yate Relay committee.
Laura, a 36 year old P.E. teacher was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2016, after one of her lungs collapsed. She started chemotherapy that was followed by an operation that for now sees Laura in remission with ongoing 3 monthly checks.
Sarah Baker, 46, is a social media manager from Bath. Sarah was misdiagnosed several times over a 10 month period before an MRI showed a Sarcoma in her left calf. Sarcoma’s are rare bone and soft tissue cancers.
Sarah narrowly missed having her leg amputated during her operation in September last year that followed a course of radiotherapy.
The new group invite you to join them on Monday 22nd May, 5.30 – 7.30pm at their Bath Community Inspire Event at Bath Brew House, upstairs in the function room.
The women will be sharing their enthusiasm for the event and are looking for others to join them (both men and women) in organising the event and creating an unforgettable Relay event.
If you can give the time, and have skills to offer, they would love to hear from you. Get in touch with organisers via or on 07795316811.