Relay For Life is an inspirational overnight event that honours cancer survivors and celebrates life.

Join with your friends, family or co-workers to raise money in your locality.

Relay For Life is a wonderful opportunity for you to join others to help beat cancer. All you need to do is gather together a team and raise money, with no worries about age or fitness!

Ideas for fundraising include coffee mornings, karaoke, on-line fundraising - the money you raise for Cancer Research Uk will make a big difference.

Take part in the Relay For Life to help beat cancer - Click here to sign up!

Relay For Life brings you and your town together to help beat cancer. Before the event teams fundraise in their local communities to support the work of Cancer Research UK. Then everyone comes together in an inspiring overnight celebration and commemoration that the whole community can be part of.

Relay events focus on fun for all the family, regardless of age or fitness level – everyone is welcome!

At the event everybody gathers at their local race track (Treborth in our area), and take turns walking laps. Each team keeps at least one member on the track at all times, while all around them a party is in full swing.

Relay events have a friendly, festival-like atmosphere that the whole family can enjoy. Camping, music, stalls and entertainment will be laid on, and many of the teams taking part camp overnight.

Every Relay For Life lasts 12 to 24 hours, (24 hours in our case), runs overnight and includes a Survivors' Lap of Honour and a moving Candle of Hope ceremony.

The Survivors' Lap of Honour 
Survivors are our guests of honour, indeed they will be our most important guests. Every Relay For Life begins with the inspiring Survivors' Lap of Honour. Cancer survivors walk the first lap, cheered and supported by the community. Together we celebrate life and the efforts we are all making to help beat cancer.

After the Lap of Honour, there will be a reception with refreshments for survivors to celebrate how special they are.

Candle of Hope Ceremony
As night falls, the Candle of Hope Ceremony will begin. During this time we will be paying tribute to the ones we have lost and supporting those who are still fighting. Gwynedd & Anglesey Relay For Life is the only event to feature this message bilingually. 

Entertainment and Activities 
On the day of a Relay event you can expect a lively mix of music, games, entertainment, food, fundraising – and perhaps a few surprises!

The Closing Ceremony
At the end of the Relay, everyone joins together for a final lap to celebrate their fundraising achievements and look back on an unforgettable Relay For Life.

Join in and enjoy the best 24 hours of your life!

Friends, family or co-workers who want to make a difference are the perfect combination to make up a Relay For Life Relay team.
(click here to view the teams already registered to take part in this year's event)

Before the event we are asking the team to raise as much money as they can for Cancer Research UK. 

How to Register a Team 

To register as a Captain or to register a team phone 0871 6412602 (Monday- Friday, 9am - 5pm).

Registration for the 2020 Relay For Life Gwynedd and Anglesey - Click Here

From our viewpoint, anyone who has heard the words "you have cancer" is a survivor. If this is you, it will be an honour to welcome you to the Relay For Life.

As an honoured guest of Relay For Life Gwynedd and Anglesey, cancer survivors of all ages are invited to walk the first lap. They are also just as welcome to come and enjoy the event in their own way. After registering they will receive a welcome pack which contains a t-shirt and badge.

How to register as a survivor 

To register as a survivor on-line: Click here
To register as a survivor on the phone: 0871 6412602 (Monday - Friday , 9am - 5pm)

The Candle of Hope ceremony is a very important part of the Relay For Life.

As darkness falls, candles are lit and we remember all those whose lives have been touched by cancer. You can dedicate a Candle of Hope to a loved one to celebrate their life and make a donation to Cancer Research UK.

  • • £10 could buy around 300 glass slides for studying cells and tumour samples in detail under the microscope.
    • £20 could equip a scientist with a lab coat and safety goggles. These help protect against harmful chemicals and the contamination of experiments.
    • £62.50 could fund a cancer information nurse for half a day. Our nurses provide a confidential response service for anyone with concerns about cancer.

How to dedicate a Candle of Hope 

Contact details for dedicating a Candle of Hope:

Katherine Owen
Click Here (e-mail)

Be part of the team and help make Relay For Life happen

Relay For Life events are a success thanks to the amazing volunteers who donate their time and energy to help make our events happen. Every member of the committee is a volunteer and the energy and enthusiasm of others is to make our event a success. If you would like to get involved, whether a few hours on the day or in a more dedicated role, please get in touch - we would love to hear from you.

There are so many ways you might be able to help – you might have a business that could support the event on the day, or simply have a few hours to spare on or leading up to the Relay.

Every little bit helps so please let us know if you’re able to support us as a volunteer and help make this year's Relay For Life events the best yet!

How do I volunteer?

Contact the Committee Chairman (detais below) to discuss how you can help.

Before the event the teams will be holding events to raise money.

For fundraising ideas, click here.


There are a number of ways you can spread the word about your local event:-

  • • Send your friend an e-mail
    • Add this web address at the bottom of your e-mails with a link to your sponsor page
    • Place a link to this website on any social network sites you use
    • Make a video of your event and load onto Youtube

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Guest Book 2011

Katherine (Event Chair) – Marquees nearly got the better of us – but everyone has been really understanding and its 9:30 and still no rain. Huge thanks to all the teams you are awesome. I’m writing this now as I will be too emotional after the candle of hope. Les coming down from hospital has already reduced me to tears. Thanks to everyone

Pete & Brian – It was a privilege to play to all those raising funds for the best of all causes. Keep going and well done.

Glenys Campbell ( Coleg Menai) – It has been a privilege to take part in memory of my dear Rona!

Megan Wyn Roberts (Coleg Menai) – A humbling experience seeing all the survivors! Great fun + everyone very enthusiastic.

Jacqueline Roberts, Iona Lewis, Bev Jones & Gwenda Rowlands (Karen’s Chicks) – Fantastic turn out all the hard work has paid off. We have really enjoyed the day and a great cause!! See you next year!!

Tracey & Chris – A truly fantastic day again this year, well done to all involved. Karen is an inspirational person a privilege to meet her x x

Tomos Glyn Owen – It was a very successful and very enjoyable. I had a great time taking part in the relay for life at Treborth 2011!!

Toby Oliver – Has been challenging but successfully quite good fun. Especially the silent disco at 01:00am! Would do this next year if I’m here.

Barry Mitchelmore – Been a very tough yet fun experience – would definitely come again next year – but with a team bigger than 6!

Guest Book 2010

Katherine Owen: Seeing the HOPE/GOBAITH on the hill made me cry.

Stu Hartless (Cal’s Pals), Newcastle Under Lyme: Good Weekend, cracking atmosphere, would love to come again next year (my legs hurt though!)

Jenny Jones: Hard work, but great fun, It’s been a privilege, & worth all the effort – well done everyone! Please come next year!

D W Roberts: Wonderful time, good opportunity to play 5 a side football. Good Day.

Helen: Well organised – Great Day x

Taylor Roberts: Thank you it was Brill. xx

Vivian Owen, Glanbia cheese, Llangefni + Jessica: Great fun, had a wonderful time, same time, same place next year? Xx

Carole Salter: Excellent venue and lovely to see so many people taking part x

Neil Humphries Glanbia Team: It has been fantastic & very emotional, I hope we will all be here next year thank you.

Medic 1, Stephen Knight: Providing first aid for event have walked 32 laps and enjoyed the company on the event. Every one very dedicated to finishing laps. Fantastic Support. Great Time.

Lydia Mischief Inc: Really enjoyed the silent disco was great fun...We enjoyed it were glad 2 take part.

Heather Williams: Had a great time, lots of fun enjoyed being here for a good cause. Looking forward to next year.

Rhodri Charles-Williams: Great event with a fantastic bubbly atmosphere and all for a worthy cause. Brilliant!! Looking forward to next year!!

Lydia (again): Really enjoyed it & hope to be back next year

Carole Hartless Cal’s Pals: Had a great time! See you next year!

Val Hart Cal’s Pals: Really enjoyed it (except the blisters!) Would love to do it again next year.

Ceri (team Delwedd): A tiring but very enjoyable day - worth every step! xx

Heinz Broering: I really enjoyed the relay last year it was a uplifting life experience for myself and my family. 
Since taking part last year I have stopped smoking and taken up running with my wife and daughters, who also took part last year. I will definitely take part again this year.

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