Relay raises over £300,000 for charity

On behalf of Banbridge Relay For Life, which this year raised �17,800:00,  Marjorie Dale (Chair) presented Certificates of Appreciation to Team Representatives Evelyn Martin, Cherith Grant, Joanne, Amy, Sophie and Robyn  McKinstry, Peter Branker and Neill Beggs, included are Cancer Research Fundraising Manager Kevin Harper and committee members Maureen Orr, Linda Kelly, Pamela McKnight and Basil Brown  � Edward Byrne Photography INBL34-200EB
On behalf of Banbridge Relay For Life, which this year raised �17,800:00, Marjorie Dale (Chair) presented Certificates of Appreciation to Team Representatives Evelyn Martin, Cherith Grant, Joanne, Amy, Sophie and Robyn McKinstry, Peter Branker and Neill Beggs, included are Cancer Research Fundraising Manager Kevin Harper and committee members Maureen Orr, Linda Kelly, Pamela McKnight and Basil Brown � Edward Byrne Photography INBL34-200EB

The organisers of the Relay for Life, held in Banbridge Rugby Club for the last eight years are proud to announce that they have raised £380,574 which has gone directly to Cancer Research.

They say that is an important contribution to funding cancer research which which does not get any help from the government.

On Monday August 12 the Banbridge committee held a barbecue in the Rugby for all the teams that took part in this year’s relay.

A spokesperson said, “It was a very pleasant event and the craic was mighty!

“During the evening teams and prize winners were presented with their certificates and cups.

“The teams raised a very creditable £17,800.

“It would be impossible to give such a large amount of money to the charity without the generosity of the Rugby Club in providing premises, the sponsors, the entertainers, the helpers and last but not least the efforts of the teams.”

prizes

The cup for the Best Dressed Tent was won by Girls on Fire. The runners up, Here Come the Girls, were awarded the Banbridge Shield.

The Alan Taylor Memorial Cup for the best team games went to the Mengal Taggers.

The Geoff Lemon Shield for the greatest amount donated before the relay took place was won by The Farmers’ Wives.

The Helen Wilson Memorial Cup given to the team which showed the best spirit of the relay was given to the Teddy Gers.

Girls on Fire won the talent competition.