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Photo from Shetland Relay For Life.Photo: Shetland Relay for Life

THE NEXT Relay for Life fundraiser will be held in Lerwick on 30 May next year.

The biennial event, which raises hundreds of thousands of pounds for Cancer Research UK, will take place at the Clickimin.

To launch the 2020 campaign, a variety concert with music and comedy will be held at the Garrison Theatre on 20 November.

Tickets will go on sale via the Shetland Arts box office from tomorrow (1 November).

Relay event chairman Martin Henderson said: “The concert will be a great way to launch the upcoming campaign.

“We hope that this will encourage team captains to register and start forming and entering teams. The earlier teams register, the sooner they can start vital fundraising.

“Although we hope to maintain the incredible financial contributions we have experienced from previous events, we aim to improve on that to help CRUK achieve their goal of having a three in four survival rate by 2034.”

The last Shetland Relay for Life in 2018 raised over £190,000 for Cancer Research.

It means that since the first biennial relay in 2006, Shetland has raised over £1.3 million for the charity.