26th May 2018
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Relay raised over £306,000 for cancer research

This year’s Relay for Life event raised an impressive tally of £306,650 in aid of cancer research.

The relay itself took place overnight back in May, but the money has continued to roll in since that time.

The figure was released following a thank you evening staged by the Shetland Relay for Life committee in the Sound Hall last night.

Kerry Eunson, who is stepping down from her role as chairwoman and leaving the committee, said: “on behalf of the committee, I want to say a massive thank you to everybody who had helped in any way to raise this sum. The generosity of the Shetland community is amazing, and it is incredible that we have yet again managed to beat our total from the previous relay.”

Vice chairman, Martin Henderson, has agreed to take on the role of chairman in 2016.

He thanked the outgoing chairwoman for her years as a committee member and for the leadership she had provided at the 2014 relay.

“Kerry has done an amazing job at this year’s Relay and should be very proud of the part she had played in raising money for Cancer Research UK through successive Relays. I hope I can now take on the baton for the Relay 2016 and do as good a job.”

The night was also a chance for the committee to pay tribute to committee member, Alan Slater, who died in July this year.

Mr Slater had served on the committee since the 2010 Relay, but his involvement with this bi-annual event had started before then.

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