Community / More than £11,000 raised for charity as squad walks through the night

Members of the Teachers Squad completing their all nighter at the Hillhead. Photo: Jim Mullay

MORE than £11,000 has been raised for Cancer Research’s Relay for Life thanks to an Up Helly Aa squad who braved the elements to walk through the night.

Squad number one – the teachers squad – covered the usual halls route across town in groups, kicking off their relay on Tuesday evening.

The halls were, of course, closed as Up Helly Aa had been postponed for a second year due to the Covid pandemic.

The relay lasted for 12 hours, with the squad finishing up at the Town Hall as most people were making their way to work.

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