General Committee Member – Relay For Life – Bourne

Sun 31st March 2019
Community-based roles
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Why we need you:

Relay is a community-led, non-athletic event, teams set up camp and take it in turns to walk around a track for 24 hours to signify that ‘cancer never sleeps’. 

Relay For Life generates vital funds and through our research, we’ve helped double UK cancer survival over the last 40 years.


What will I be doing?

We’re looking for people who could see themselves in one of the following roles:

Event Chair:  A natural leader? This would suit you. You will act as event spokesperson and lead a committee of volunteers to organise an annual Relay For Life in your community.

Team Chair:  Our Relay For Life fundraising teams help us raise millions in vital funds each year. We need you to help us recruit teams from the local community and inspire those teams to raise as much as possible.

Survivorship Chair:  Survivors of cancer are the guests of honour at Relay For Life. We need you to coordinate a celebration for these heroes including sending invitations, organising a lap of honour and arranging opportunities for survivors to meet throughout the year.

Accounting Chair:   An eye for numbers? Then this role is for you. You will be making sure that all monies are handled responsibly and accounting practices are adhered to.

Logistics Chair:  We need logical and practical thinkers to be the “nuts and bolts” of the event, including locating a venue and ensuring a safe and fun Relay For Life.

Candle of Hope Chair: The Candle of Hope ceremony is one of the focal points of Relay. We are looking for someone who is warm and compassionate to plan the ‘ins and outs’ of the ceremony, making it a memorable experience for all attending.


What skills do I need?

We’re looking for a team player with good communication skills, a great network of friends and family with local knowledge. It’s always good to be organised, self motivated and have a genuine passion and enthusiasm for fundraising for Cancer Research UK.

Relay For Life is unlike any other event, no knowledge of Relay For Life will be needed a real interest and dedication to the work of Cancer Research UK will help drive you through the planning stage.


What support will we give you?

  • You will receive a full induction into Relay For Life with ongoing support and guidance from your Local Fundraising Manager as well as fellow volunteers.
  • Advice on how to get your Relay up and running, wider support from the Relay For Life network from across the UK and of course we will reimburse you for any agreed out of pocket expenses.


What benefits can I expect?

  • You will meet like-minded people who are working together to raise money for Cancer Research UK
  • Know you are helping to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured
  • Be part of a huge, fun and inspiring event
  • Development and supporter of your event management and leadership skills.
  • Join a network of Relays from across the world.



Please fill in our short online application form and if you have any questions please call Hannah Preston on 07810 757 408 or email on



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