Star’s wife opens all night relay

Relay for Life Mayor Ranjula Takodra joins the Survivors Team last year
Relay for Life Mayor Ranjula Takodra joins the Survivors Team last year
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Bee Gee Robin Gibb’s wife Dwina is opening the fifth Relay for Life event to be held at Aylesbury Rugby Club in Weston Turville this weekend.

The superstar singer died just over a year ago from cancer and his wife, who lives in Thame, has agreed to support the inspirational event.

Committee member Peter Thomas said Mrs Gibb would be involved in the opening ceremony at noon today (Saturday).

He said: “The event starts with nearly 40 cancer survivors walking the first lap. People do survive cancer and we are trying to raise as much money as possible to fight this disease.”

People are invited to go along to the event – entry is free – and enjoy all the activities and entertainment on offer, and to cheer on the relay teams. Attractions include all day music, catering, a bar, line dancing, a kids disco, ballet lessons and archery.

The 28 relay teams have a minimum of eight members, and 1st Aylesbury Scouts have more than 90 people in their team.

Members will run in relay around the track throughout the night, until the event ends at noon on Sunday.

During the evening there will be a break for the Candle of Hope ceremony to remember those no longer here and those who are still fighting the disease.