General Committee Member – Relay For Life Southampton

Tue 26th June 2018
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Why we need you 

Relay For Life is an overnight community event that celebrates cancer survivors, remembers those lost and rallies everyone to fight back so we can bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. 

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

Relay For Life generates £3 million in vital funds and through our research, we’ve helped double UK cancer survival over the last 40 years. These events are only made possible thanks to the dedication and skills of our brilliant volunteers, and we’re looking for more amazing people to join the team. 

These events are only made possible thanks to the dedication and skills of our brilliant volunteers, and we’re looking for more amazing people to join the team. 

If you would like to have a flavour of Relay For Life and get some inspiration for 2019, come down to this year's Relay For Life Bournemouth or Portsmouth on Saturday 14th July 2018.  

What will you be doing? 

We need your passion and skills as part of a committee that will plan, organise and promote a Relay For Life event uniting your community in the fight against cancer. We’re looking for committed people who will represent Cancer Research UK and encourage fundraising throughout the year. 

We also need volunteers to: 

  • Increase cancer awareness in your local community 
  • Promote and publicise Relay For Life 
  • Organise entertainment and activities for the event 
  • Coordinate inspirational talks and presentations to bring the work of Cancer Research UK to your local community 

The type of person we are looking for 

Are you a team player with good communication skills, well networked with a local knowledge of your community? Do you love to socialise and meet people from all different backgrounds? We’re looking for organised, self motivated people who have the ability to delegate and a genuine passion and enthusiasm for fundraising and the work of Cancer Research UK. 

What you can expect from Cancer Research UK 

  • An induction and ongoing support and guidance from your Local Fundraising Manager as well as fellow volunteers 
  • Advice on how to set up and promote a variety of fundraising events 
  • Wider support via the Relay For Life network across the rest of the UK 
  • We will reimburse agreed out of pocket expenses 

What benefits can you get from this role?  

  • Meet like-minded people who are working together to raise money for Cancer Research UK 
  • Know you are helping Cancer Research UK bring forward the day when all cancers are cured 
  • Be part of a huge, fun and inspiring event 
  • Development and support on your event management and leadership skills 

How much time do you need to commit?  

The time commitment you’ll give will depend on the role you choose.  This is something to discuss with your Local Fundraising Manager and we will help you find the best way to help beat cancer sooner. 


If you have any questions or would like to know more, please contact Hannah Preston via email at or by phone on 07810 757 408

Join us today and together we will beat cancer sooner

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