The charity fundraiser is encouraging friends, family and work colleagues to get together and enter Relay For Life, a unique celebration of life and hope which unites communities to help make a difference to over 200 types of cancer.
Teams of people, of all ages, levels of fitness and from all walks of life are needed to take part at Tweed Valley Relay For Life over the weekend of 7th March 2015.
Teams are asked to raise as much money as possible in the months leading up to the Relay through a wide range of fundraising activities and securing donations from friends, families and work colleagues.
During the Relay itself, team members take it in turns to walk round a track while everyone else enjoys a wide range of fun activities, entertainment and food on offer. As Relay For Life is non-stop through the night, some teams look at it as a challenge and those members not on the track can take turns to rest, eat, or sleep in their tents which are set up close by. Other teams just come along to enjoy the fun and walk a few laps or one just to show their support and participate in a big day out.
As dusk falls, the atmosphere quietens as the Candle of Hope ceremony begins. The event is the most poignant part of Relay For Life when specially made Candle of Hope bags - decorated with touching messages in memory or in celebration of loved ones - are filled with sand and lit up with candles around the track at Merv Edwards Fields, Kingscliff.