Thursday, 18 September 2008

Thanks everyone!

Well I don't know about you but we had an absolute blast at this year's Relay. Who would have believed that almost 4,000 people would come through the gates during the afternoon and evening. Our teams could barely keep up with the number of people wanting to have a go at their stalls, and had to go and collect extra prizes. Now that's what we call a community event!

We're still collecting money but we can tell you that on the day we took almost twice as much as last year. Equally important were the more than seventy people walking the survivor lap, the many health messages and the sheer wonderful atmosphere of the ceremonies. We'll post the final figure in due course but we are very hopeful of raising enough to take us over the £200,000 mark since Harrow Relay started in 2006.

There's nothing like going out on a high point. Gill and Leslie are proposing to step down as co-chairs next year to take on other roles on the committee, and allowing for fresh blood and ideas to take the lead. We'll let you know the full story once we have our next committee meeting. But if any of you out there would like to get more involved, please let us know. No position is sacrosanct and we want to expand the committee to reduce the burden on any individual.

Till then, enjoy the satisfaction of having contributed to an amazingly successful event.

Leslie and Gill