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'Relay For Life' is a team fundraising challenge, bringing people from local communities together to beat cancer.

Teams of family and friends get together to raise funds for life-saving cancer research, organising charitable events and activities that are carried out in the months leading up to the big event — namely, a sponsored relay walking event that's conducted overnight.

Last weekend (Saturday 27th into Sunday 28th July) the Aylesbury Relay 2019 took place on the walking track at the Nuffield Pavilion in Halton.

As well as hundreds of people walking to raise funds, there was also a Survivors' Lap, where those who have successfully fought cancer, are undergoing treatment, or have received a cancer diagnosis, completed one lap of the track to launch the event — see photo.

Three teams included residents of Haddenham (click on the images to see a larger view).

Helen Lewis and her band of 'Haddenham Hopefuls' managed to raise a total of £6,136.

Meanwhile, Jan Backhouse and her colleagues in the 'Breast Friends' (breast cancer support) team raised a total of £8,235

The thrid group to include Haddenham folk was the 'Zumba Believers' — a team captained by instructor Lisa Cole who runs the Zumba classes — they raised a fantastic £21,300 .

A fantastic result — warmest congratulations to all three Haddenham teams for for all their hard work!

And they would like to extend huge thanks to all their supporters.

We understand that the grand total for the Aylesbury Relay for Life was a magnificent £113,000 and counting!

According to our arithmetic, therefore, it seems that the three Haddenham teams managed to contribute over £35,600 — that's nearly 32 percent of that grand total — an amazing achievement.

If you would like to know more about the local breast cancer support group, call Jan on 01844 290362.

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