Eastbourne Relay (Cancer Research UK)
Eastbourne Relay (Cancer Research UK)
  • 4 Kinfauns Avenue
    East Sussex
    BN22 8SS
Since 1985, Relay For Life has brought together communities in the fight against cancer like never before. Today, Hope Lives in 29 countries and 6,000 communities around the world.

Eastbourne has hosted the only event in Sussex for the last three years, and has raised over £100,000. Relay is Organised and run by volunteers.  Fundraising takes place throughout the year and this is followed by a celebration that will take place on 2 & 3 June 2018 at Eastbourne Sports Park.

Relay is a team fundraising event where team members take turns walking around the track. This year, teams have the option of joining for a 12-hour event (12 noon to 12 midnight) or a 24-hour event (12 noon to 12 noon).  Each team is asked to have a member on the track at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps. 

Entry is FREE to all ladies, gents, boys or girls.  You do not have to live in Sussex to take part.

Teams are invited to bring tents/camper vans and stay overnight if they wish.  Well behaved dogs and their owners are also welcome.

New to this year is a best-dressed dog lap, and a running track (for those people who would prefer to run than walk).

During the 24 hours of celebration, there are stalls and activities. Refreshments are also available throughout the event.  It is a fantastic family fun day and mini music festival showcasing the amazing local talent from Eastbourne and surrounding areas.

Highlights of the event, include: -

  • Opening and Closing Ceremonies
  • The important Cancer Survivors' Lap of Honour (if they are able to do this)
  • The truly magical Candle of Hope Ceremony held after dusk which ensures that Relay is "One Night You Will Never Forget . . .
  • Survivors (our VIPs) high tea (including prosecco!).  Survivors are invited to bring a guest with them.  Registration is required, but it is free.  T-shirts, and gifts are given out.  Survivors demonstrate that there is life after a cancer diagnosis and give hope to newly diagnosed people.
  • Celebration of all the fundraising carried out throughout the year, recognising the important contribution that has been made to help beat cancer.