Relay for Life chair becomes Olympic torch bearer
Published 21 Jun 2012 09:30 1 Comment
The chairman for Dalgety Bay's 24 hour Relay for Life will get in some running practice when he becomes an Olympic torch bearer today (Thursday).
The annual relay, which has raised £300,000 for Cancer Research UK (CRUK), takes place at Dalgety Bay Sports Centre on Saturday with 24 teams and 250 participants.
However, chairman David Quinn must first carry the Olympic flame through Workington, Cumbria, as it continues its journey across Britain.
David said, "It's a huge honour to be nominated to carry the torch. I'm delighted that I get a chance to represent CRUK and get the message out to a new audience about how the Relay for Life is helping raise money to ensure that people have more birthdays.
"I can't wait to get my hands on the torch and get a chance to be part of a unique event which I'll never get to repeat in my lifetime.
"I've watched the relay on TV and the internet and have been amazed at the number of people who have lined the streets to cheer on the torch. It brings the community together to celebrate the arrival of the Olympic games to Great Britain."
This year's Dalgety Bay 24 hour relay will take place from this Saturday at 10am to Sunday at 10am. More than 50 survivors will participate in the Survivors lap at 12 Noon.
A beach themed fun day will be open from 12pm for the general public with face painting, bouncy castles, stalls, Radio Relay and much more. The Candle of Hope ceremony will be held at 9.30pm with music from Dunfermline Choral Choir.
David added, "I'm delighted that Relay for Life has moved from strength to strength over the past five years. The event is now firmly established in the community with over 20 teams regularly participating every year and knowing that we have contributed over £300k to CRUK means that it has been a great success too."
To pass on good luck messages to friends or family text 07563082800 and all texts will be read out on the day of the relay.
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Jun 26, 17:01
Well done David Quinn.And Thankyou for all you do For Relay For Life,As a Cancer Survivor Ive seen What you do Every Year At Dalgety Bay.I Think you Deserve to be The Olympic Torch Bearer,Enjoy being a Part of History.THANKYOU.
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