The TIMMS Trophy award for 2016 was awarded to Dalgety Bay Relay for Life organisers collectively. Their raising of over £90,000 for Cancer Research last year through encouragement of community participation in their programme of fundraising events is absolutely remarkable and an inspiring demonstration of selfless dedication to help others at its very best. The trophy and commemorative quaich were presented to Marc Hendry, representing the Relay for Life Team, by Community Councillor Kirsty Whitfield accompanied by Community Councillors Shirley Iveson and Andy Barratt.
Marc told us that 2016 was the team’s tenth year so it was fitting to be receiving this award on this anniversary. 24 teams took part that year, made up of over 300 participants. Every penny raised at Dalgety Bay Relay for Life in 2016 went directly to research at the CRUK facility at the Western General in Edinburgh. At Dalgety Bay Relay for Life they had the highest survivor attendance of all the Scottish Relays. Over the ten years the team has raised over £732,000 for Cancer Research UK.
Dalgety Bay Relay for Life 2017 will take place on 24th and 25th June at Dalgety Bay sports and leisure centre. Already19 teams and over 150 team members have registered from all over east central Scotland, including Falkirk, West Calder, Edinburgh as well as Dalgety Bay and the surrounding area.
Details about how to register can be found on the Relay for Life Dalgety Bay website and Facebook and further information can be obtained by emailing the organising committee on email@example.com