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Relay for Life returns to Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds, from noon on July 6, in aid of Cancer Research UK





A successful long-running charity challenge returns to Bury St Edmunds next weekend.

The 24-hour Relay for Life, in aid of Cancer Research UK, is back at Nowton Park from noon on July 6. The free event is open to all to visit and enjoy.

The Relay for Life has been running in Bury for 15 years, starting out at British Sugar Sports and Social Club before moving to Ickworth Park and eventually settling at Nowton Park – which provides ‘the perfect backdrop’, according to organisers – in 2017.

The start of the Cancer Research Relay For Life at Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds. Pictures: Andy Abbott
The start of the Cancer Research Relay For Life at Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds. Pictures: Andy Abbott

There is still time for cancer survivors to register to take part – go to www.relayforlifebse.info for more information, or to donate go to https://bit.ly/3vGvOTg

An event spokesperson said: “We really hope to see a lot of visitors. Our committee and participants have been working hard to make this event a success and enjoyable while still raising essential funds for this important charity.”

The festival-style event starts with cancer survivors leading the first lap. The relay will continue into Sunday, with themed laps and live entertainment on stage throughout.

The start of the Cancer Research Relay For Life at Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds. Pictures: Andy Abbott
The start of the Cancer Research Relay For Life at Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds. Pictures: Andy Abbott

Visitors can enjoy the variety stalls and entertainment, while there will be a licenced bar and refreshments.

The event is free to visit.

David Cianciola, event co-chairman said: “Please come along and help us towards the day when we can say cancer is a thing of the past.”