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Record entry for walking relay

Event raises money for cancer charity

** Must go Saturday - needs to go before noon **

Island supporters of a UK cancer charity will descend on the NSC today (26 Aug) for an event to mark the culmination of their year's fundraising.

More than 850 people in a record 60 teams are taking part in a 24 hour walking relay, in aid of Cancer Research UK.

A family fun day has been organised all afternoon, including themed laps, a Miss Relay competition, bouncy castles, games, stalls - and the chance to take a virtual reality tour of a research laboratory.

The Isle of Man edition of Relay for Life, now in its eighth year, sets off at midday, led by cancer survivors - who will also complete the final lap to round-off the event on Sunday.

Organiser Lynn Evans says the part played by those who've battled the disease is a moving sight: