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Meet the Committee

The committee is a group of relay volunteers who have put themselves forward to help organise the relay and fundraising activities throughout the year. 

Our Event Chair, Carrie take overall control of the Relay with the help of a group of volunteers.  The Committee meets at least once a month and plans all Committee events held.  Members of the committee take on particular responsibilities for parts of the Relay.  We are always looking for new volunteers to join the Committee – contact us to ask for more information on chair@liskeardrelay.org or leave a message on 01503 262933.

If you have any ideas on events, large or small, that you or we can run or other fund raising activities please contact either your team captains, a member of the committee or the event chair on chair@liskeardrelay.org.  We are also looking for sponsors to boost our fundraising.

 

2022 Event

 

Finance

Jane Gimblett

I have been Treasurer of Relay for several years now.

It is great to see the money raised by teams and survivors to help Cancer Researchto continue their work finding ways to help more people calebrate more birthdays. And I enjoy playing with spreadsheets (Strange person!)

Event Chair

Carrie Richards

I have been involved in Liskeard Relay for seven years and have been part of the committee for most of that time.  For the last few  years I have taken on the role of the Event Chair meaning I am responsible for making sure that all committee members are working together towards our Relay 2024.

 

Teams

Joy Parker

I have been involved in Liskeard Relay for years and have been part of the committee for most of that time. 

Survivors

I am responsible for ensuring that our VIPs , the survivors, are able to register for Relay and ensuring that they enjoy the experience of the event and their celebration tea.

Candle of Hope

Logistics

Entertainment

Kirra Patrick
Harry Jeffery​

This is our third year on the Committee for Liskeard Relay and we are making sure that we have some great entertainment throughout the Relay weekend.  We have music, dancing, games etc and we are always looking for anything new.

Catering

Social Media

Della Lavers

Together with hubby, Chris, I have been involved in Relay for several years in different Roles.  We take part in a great many fundraising and collection opportunities and I work with  Charlotte on media and advertising etc.

Website

Steve Gimblett

I generally support Jane and the committee where needed.

I help with distributing resources for events and technical issues including building and updating this web site.

Field Entertainment

Sarah Coley
Mo Coley

Cartoons against Cancer team have always been an entertaining and imaginative team, dressing up for all of the Themed Laps.  This year they will be organising and running entertainment events on and around the site.

Cancer Awareness

Chris Lavers

This is an important role helping to make people aware of the different types of cancer and the help available to support people dealing with Cancer themselves or with family or friends on their journey.

Cancer Research UK
Pioneer of the Year
Awarded to Relay for Life Liskeard Committee

Flame of Hope Badge
Your Liskeard Relay Committee were thrilled to be presented with a Special Commendation in the Cancer Research UK Flame of Hope Awards by Sophie Barber,
Relationship Manager, Cornwall & Plymouth.
Sophie said “When the whole world stopped last March, the Relay for Life committee in Liskeard got their thinking caps on. Their Relay event is the first of the season in the UK and so they didn’t have much time, a lot of committees would have decided to cancel for 2020 but not Liskeard – they decided to go virtual. Their virtual event was the first virtual Relay event in the country and this was their idea even before staff at Cancer Research UK had thought about it. Their event set a very high standard, inspiring Cancer Research UK to encourage others all over the country to go virtual too and not to give up on raising vital funds for Cancer Research UK because of the pandemic.
 
The innovation didn’t stop there, last year the Relay also encouraged one of their talented team members to write a ‘Relay song’, the song was picked up by Cancer Research UK because it absolutely captured the essence of Relay for Life. The song was professionally recorded and released on all major download and streaming sites. With 5,501 streams to date, the Relay song really has become the Relay anthem across the UK relaying population. Luke, who wrote the song is now booked up for virtual and in person performances at Relays across the country this year.
 
The committee have kept going throughout the whole pandemic, organising virtual event after virtual event from quizzes to craft competitions for everyone to get involved with from home. They also held virtual catch ups with their teams and were so innovative with the ideas for these to make them fun and interactive. They held virtual pancake flipping, coffee mornings & even a cheese board evening.
 
All of this activity has meant that the Relay have still managed to raise £21,000 in 2020, which is incredible. Not only that but they have kept their whole community engaged and have managed to keep Cancer Research UK at the top of people’s agendas which at a time like this is very difficult but so important.
 
Liskeard Relay continue to amaze us, running with new ideas and achieving incredible fundraising totals. They are a joy to work with, a very inspiring, motivated group of people. “