Relay For Life York 2025


Join Relay For Life York 2025

Date: Saturday 21st June 2025

Location: York RI, New Lane, Hamilton Drive, YO24 4NT

Time: 12:00pm (24 hr)

Candle of Hope: 21:30-22:30

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About Relay For Life

Relay For Life celebrates the power of community fundraising in the fight to beat cancer. Teams of friends and family fundraise for life-saving research, then unite as a community at a weekend festival to honour everyone affected by cancer and celebrate the progress we’ve made in research.

The festival is focused around a relay where team members take turns completing an activity, whether that be walking laps of a track, through a park or some other challenge, to show that step by step, we’re beating cancer. Every Relay For Life includes games and music from local performers, and a Candle of Hope ceremony to give us a moment to reflect and honour everyone affected by cancer.

Entry is free! Simply join your local Relay by starting a team, joining an existing team, or taking part as a Survivor. We exist to beat cancer and to make breakthroughs tomorrow, we need your help today.

Your local Committee


Each Relay is led by a group of committed volunteers, who are available to help throughout the year. 

If you need additional support or have questions about the event or your fundraising, you can contact your local Event Chair directly: 


Joanne Jackson

07825 114309


Ella’s Story

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Ella Manning was just 4 ½ years old when her parents were told she had ganglioneuroblastoma. “As I’ve got older, I’ve realised the rest of my life will be affected by cancer, and I’ve got the all-clear but it’s very much my motivation to keep pushing for kinder treatments.” Ella and her family have spent almost half her life fundraising for Cancer Research UK. ‘‘The Relay for Life Ascot was the first time I saw other survivors and saw my identity as a survivor within a wider group. My mum then went on the committee, and I became more involved and became the survivors’ chairperson. It has been lovely to see all the survivors over the years.’’

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Relay For Life is the celebration of community fundraising and a chance to unite your friends and family with one common goal - to beat cancer. 

We want to bring about a world where everybody lives longer, better lives free from the fear of cancer and to make breakthroughs tomorrow, we need your help today.

To help you and your team across the year, take a look through our fundraising tips and support. 

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