Relay for Life is a volunteer led fundraising campaign for Cancer Research UK. It is organised and run by a group of people passionate about raising money and awareness for Cancer Research and it’s work in Beating Cancer Sooner, through research. As with all major events, it takes a lot of organising to pull off the event, and Relay is no exception.
The role of the committee is split into lots of smaller jobs, which makes things easier, with each job having it’s own subcommittee so as a group they come together and Relay for Life is delivered.
Event Chair – this is the person who oversees the event and it’s organisation.
Team Chair – this is the person who is responsible for all things team, liaising with team captains, having team meetings, and registering and looking after teams for the actual event
Cancer Awareness – Research is just one aspect of CRUK’s work, the other is awareness of cancer, and this person is responsible that in all that we do, awareness is factored in.
Survivorship Chair – this person is responsible for recruiting and looking after our VIPs, our Survivors. Surviving Cancer is a living testament that the research is working, and is fulfilling it’s aims of providing more birthdays to those with a cancer diagnosis
Logistics Chair – the person responsible for making sure everything is in place for Relay, and is responsible that the event is safe and enjoyable for all who attend
Finance Chair – looks after all of the funds raised at each of the team events, and at Relay and beyond
Within each of these roles, there’s a committee of volunteers helping them to make a successful Relay.