This year, WOAPA's Adult Singing Group will be singing at Cancer Research's 'Candles of Hope' ceremony at the Relay for life event.
Witney Rugby Football Club
Hailey, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX29 9UH
On the day of Relay For Life Witney you can expect a celebratory mix of music, games, entertainment, food, fundraising and perhaps a few surprises! Whilst the event is in full swing, members of each team will take turns to walk around the track for the duration of the Relay. All events are overnight as this marks the fact that cancer never sleeps.
Relay For Life Witney will begin with the inspiring Survivors' Lap of Honour. Cancer survivors will walk the first lap of the course, cheered and supported by the community. Together we celebrate life and the efforts we are all making to help beat cancer.
As the evening draws in, everyone gathers to light Candles of Hope and pay tribute to those whose lives have been affected by cancer. Bags are decorated and filled with sand and a glowing candle. When the candles are lit, poignant messages of remembrance and celebration glow around the track and this year they will be joined by WOAPA's Singing Group who will be performing some specially prepared songs.
With the ceremony in their minds the teams return to the Relay.
To see a video about the candle of hope ceremony, click HERE
At the end of Relay For Life Witney, everyone joins together for a final lap to celebrate their fundraising achievements and look back on an unforgettable experience. Witney's local organiser is: