The Clacton Relay for Life saw Stephanie Blackman, networker at Home Instead in Frinton-on-Sea, lead her caring comrades in the 24 hour fundraiser for Cancer Research.
The event, which took place at Engaines School saw 330 walkers turn out in their 26 teams to raise money for cancer research. The charity relay race opened with a lap of honour from cancer survivors reminding the teams of the importance of this 24 hour event, and keeping them going in spite of the bad weather conditions. The only rule was that each team had to have at least one member of their team on the track at all times during the 24 hour relay race.
There was a wealth of activities going on to keep spirits up including live music , a BBQ, Beer Tent, Cake Stalls, and a Pimm`s stall provided by the team from Home Instead.
A very moving Candle of Hope ceremony took place in the evening in memory or in thanks for those affected by cancer. For those who carried on through the night, there was also a Zumba class first thing in the morning to wake participants up in style.
The closing ceremony saw all participants take to the track on masse to celebrate their huge mutual contribution to the cause, as the event raised over £32,000 for Cancer Research.
If you would like to donate to this worthy cause, or to find out more about Home Instead in Frinton-on-Sea and the at-home care it provides, please call: 01255 672269 or visit www.homeinstead.co.uk