Wednesday, 12 August 2009

It has flown

This year has flown by. It doesn't seem that long ago that I got involved with the Cancer Research UK Relay for Life in May this year. Now it is only a month away from the event.

This doesn't mean that I am idle far from it. My husband and I are busy collecting clothes and bric a brac for the donation station to help raise money for this event. We attend committee meetings regularly. Last month we finally obtained the printed raffle tickets. Each and every committee member has been busy securing raffle prizes.

We are busy raising awareness of the event, recruiting teams, survivors and raising awareness of the Candle of Hope ceremony and selling candle bags for the event.

I just hope this event comes together and the weather is much better than the last two years when the event was held in Telford on a May Bank Holiday.

Our living room has looked a complete mess at times but been tidied up and bagged then taken to the Cancer Research charity shops.

If anyone thinks organising an event is easy think back to organising a wedding, table planning etc and then finding out a few days before people are attending or not according to various circumstances. On top of that risk assessments have to be carried out together with first aid cover. All we can do now is our best and hope things run smoothly and everyone enjoys themselves.

The main thing to focus on is that we make this a fun event for everyone involved and above all else raise money for a very worthy cause.

So this month is going to be busy for both me and Steve. It certainly beats moping around.

Best wishes to everyone.



  1. A wonderfully worthwhile activity, and a very positive way to spend your time. Good luck with the event, Fee. Where is it being held?
    Carole xx

  2. Hi Carole

    London Road Sports Centre Shrewsbury on the 12th and 13th September.

    Best wishes


  3. Hi Fee
    I look forward to reading your blog after the event, hope it goes well for you. It's wonderful how much time and effort you put into it.

    Love Di

  4. The fun part is going to be camping out. As we are committee members we will be staying on site to ensure that there are no problems. Steve is really not looking forward to this experience. His family have come out with various comments. I have said it is only one night and not to worry too much.

    I suppose my attitude is to throw myself fully into whatever I decide to turn my hand to with enthusiasm.

    The way I describe Steve and he knows this is like a puppy not wanting to go for a walk on a lead. Once he is out he enjoys himself but it is getting him out in the first place that is the hard part.

    So interesting times ahead.

  5. Thanks Fee, I'll write that down in my diary. Hugs, Carole.