Relay teams are thanked for fund-raising efforts

The Here Come the Girls team from Boots, who were third in the Bury St Edmunds Relay for Life
The Here Come the Girls team from Boots, who were third in the Bury St Edmunds Relay for Life

TEAMS who raised a record-breaking £67,736 in a charity relay walk have been recognised for their efforts at a presentation evening.

The 34 teams who put their best feet forward at the Bury St Edmunds Relay for Life in aid of Cancer Research UK were commended at the celebrations at the Hunter Club.

Jill Allum, of the Parrots of the Caribbean team, was second in the Bury St Edmunds Relay for Life

Jill Allum, of the Parrots of the Caribbean team, was second in the Bury St Edmunds Relay for Life

A winning trophy was presented to Ruth Minter, team captain of Bootloose and Fancy Free, with runners-up Jill Allum, captain of Parrots of the Caribbean, in second place, followed by Alison Marchant, captain of Here Come The Girls.

Organising chairman Lorraine Cockerton said: “Everyone thoroughly enjoyed getting together and reminiscing about the great day they had at the relay.”

Organisers are appealing for teams for next year’s Bury Relay for Life on July 27 and 28. The event is open to men and women, who take it in turns to walk the track at Ickworth Park for 21 hours. To enter, contact relay.for.life.bury@gmail.com

Ruth Minter with Allison Boom and Lorraine Cockerton were winners of the Bury St Edmunds Relay for Life

Ruth Minter with Allison Boom and Lorraine Cockerton were winners of the Bury St Edmunds Relay for Life