Celebrations as Relay for Life raises more than £134k

The Relay for Life event raised a total of £134,614.87 this year.

The staggering amount was announced by chairman Martin Henderson at a special Thank You night hosted at Sound Hall, attended by relayers, sponsors and friends.

The evening also saw the awarding of various relay trophies that recognise everyone’s achievements. 

Island Games Super Supporters received the Alan Slater trophy for the team that raises the most money at the Relay bringing in £7,346.16. 

The Hughson trophy for the individual that raised the most money went to Livia Polson who raised £3,060 mainly from her Cartwheelathon in memory of her grandmother.

The John Gear trophy, celebrating the Spirit of the Relay, went to Gillian Smith for her dedication, encouragement, bake sales, rhubarb honesty bucket and leadership and Lauren Tulloch for inspiring us all with her completion of the survivors lap.

Martin Henderson, who stood down as chair of the committee at the event, said: “For Shetland to have raised £134,614.87 over the last 12 months is an incredible achievement.”   

The next relay is being planned for Saturday, 25th May, 2024.


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