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Survivors and team members take part in the 24hr Relay for Life at Ickworth House in aid of Cancer Research UK.'Pic - Richard Marsham ANL-160917-165837009
Survivors and team members take part in the 24hr Relay for Life at Ickworth House in aid of Cancer Research UK.'Pic - Richard Marsham ANL-160917-165837009

More than 200 people attended Relay for Life, Bury St Edmunds at the weekend, with organisers hailing the event a great success.

Relay for Life at Ickworth House in Horringer, took place non-stop, over 24 hours, between 12pm on Saturday, September,17, and 12pm on Sunday, 18, with 11 teams taking part to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Survivors and team members take part in the 24hr Relay for Life at Ickworth House in aid of Cancer Research UK.'Pic - Richard Marsham ANL-160917-165821009
Survivors and team members take part in the 24hr Relay for Life at Ickworth House in aid of Cancer Research UK.'Pic - Richard Marsham ANL-160917-165821009

Through this event, and others held over the past year, fund–raisers have now managed to raise more than £16,000, with money still coming in every day.

“Relay team members took turns to walk round the track, handing a baton from one team member to another, to keep the relay going over the whole time period,” said David Cianciola, who co-chaired the event with Matthew Darkins

“Some people walked more than 30 miles and there was a party atmosphere the whole time, with people even arriving at 2am, and novelty laps, including dog walking, to keeping the event going.

“It was a great success and we would like to thank all those who came along and all those local businesses who helped support us, too,”

Survivors and team members take part in the 24hr Relay for Life at Ickworth House in aid of Cancer Research UK.'Pic - Richard Marsham ANL-160917-165806009
Survivors and team members take part in the 24hr Relay for Life at Ickworth House in aid of Cancer Research UK.'Pic - Richard Marsham ANL-160917-165806009

The Relay for Life, ‘Cancer Never Sleeps’ event is also designed to celebrate the lives of cancer of survivors. Forty nine came along this year.

Relay teams are made up of friends, family members and work colleagues, who were also treated to live music from local bands, some amateur dramatics and fund-raising stalls.

EastEnders actor, Cliff Parisi, was also in attendance at the non-stop event, which also saw a Survivors Lap of Honour, and a Candle of Hope ceremony, to pay tribute to all those whose lives affected by cancer.

People can still donate by visiting, http://relay.cancerresearchuk.org and entering Bury St Edmunds.

Survivors and team members take part in the 24hr Relay for Life at Ickworth House in aid of Cancer Research UK.'Pic - Richard Marsham ANL-160917-165751009
Survivors and team members take part in the 24hr Relay for Life at Ickworth House in aid of Cancer Research UK.'Pic - Richard Marsham ANL-160917-165751009
Survivors and team members take part in the 24hr Relay for Life at Ickworth House in aid of Cancer Research UK.'Pic - Richard Marsham ANL-160917-165706009
Survivors and team members take part in the 24hr Relay for Life at Ickworth House in aid of Cancer Research UK.'Pic - Richard Marsham ANL-160917-165706009
Survivors and team members take part in the 24hr Relay for Life at Ickworth House in aid of Cancer Research UK.'Pic - Richard Marsham ANL-160917-165651009
Survivors and team members take part in the 24hr Relay for Life at Ickworth House in aid of Cancer Research UK.'Pic - Richard Marsham ANL-160917-165651009
Survivors and team members take part in the 24hr Relay for Life at Ickworth House in aid of Cancer Research UK.'Pic - Richard Marsham ANL-160917-165622009
Survivors and team members take part in the 24hr Relay for Life at Ickworth House in aid of Cancer Research UK.'Pic - Richard Marsham ANL-160917-165622009
Members of the Bury St Edmunds Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society sing songs from Grease at the 24hr Relay event for Life at Ickworth House.'Pic - Richard Marsham ANL-160917-165607009
Members of the Bury St Edmunds Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society sing songs from Grease at the 24hr Relay event for Life at Ickworth House.'Pic - Richard Marsham ANL-160917-165607009
Members of the Bury St Edmunds Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society sing songs from Grease at the 24hr Relay event for Life at Ickworth House.'Pic - Richard Marsham ANL-160917-165555009
Members of the Bury St Edmunds Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society sing songs from Grease at the 24hr Relay event for Life at Ickworth House.'Pic - Richard Marsham ANL-160917-165555009
A piper plays during the survivors lap at the 24hr Relay event for Life at Ickworth House ANL-160917-165541009
A piper plays during the survivors lap at the 24hr Relay event for Life at Ickworth House ANL-160917-165541009
Eastenders and Call the Midwife actor, Cliff Parisi speaks to the crowds at the 24hr Relay event for Life at Ickworth House.'Pic - Richard Marsham ANL-160917-165527009
Eastenders and Call the Midwife actor, Cliff Parisi speaks to the crowds at the 24hr Relay event for Life at Ickworth House.'Pic - Richard Marsham ANL-160917-165527009


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