Thursday, 31 July 2008

Lunch and Fun and other news

First, a big welcome to the new teams that have joined our Relay in the last few weeks. We hope that you are enjoying your fundraising and preparing your activities for the event itself. Look here for essential information.

Harrow's status as a flagship Relay is being recognised by the attendance this year of Harpal Kumar, Chief Executive of Cancer Research UK.
We are very honoured to have him as our guest, alongside the Mayor of Harrow, Home Office Minister and local MP Tony McNulty, and senior representatives of Harrow Council, Harrow Primary Care Trust and North West London Hospitals NHS Trust.

Relay is shaping up to be something of a uniformed affair
with teams from the local army cadets, sea cadets, community police and medical cadets, plus attendees from the local police, fire and ambulance services.. Final planning is now underway, and you can find an updated programme in the links opposite. This year should - weather permitting - be the best yet.

Last Sunday we held our annual "Lunch and Fun" event in Pinner.
Almost forty team members, representing eight teams, joined our committee for a buffet lunch and some party games. Click here for some photos of the teams trying to propel their eggs across the garden without the eggs cracking!

Harrow Relay For Life was featured in the July 17 edition of the Harrow Observer
, with a near full-page article with photos from last year. An appeal for volunteers in the article has already led to new helpers and a new team. More articles are planned in the run-up to the event, and we hope that this will encourage even more people to attend on the day.

Gill and Leslie will be training new Relay chairs at the Rickmansworth Relay a fortnight before our own. If any of you newbies would like to see a Relay in action before the big day then we'd welcome you at the Royal Masonic Girls School in Rickmansworth on Saturday 30th August.

See you all soon!

Leslie and Gill