FRIENDS, families and co-workers came together over the weekend to raise £81,000 for Cancer Research UK.

Organised by Sharon Scrivens, Cirencester Relay For Life saw hundreds of fundraisers flock to South Cerney Airfield for the 24-hour team event.

Starting at noon on Saturday, teams of eight to 15 members ran, walked and wheeled non-stop around a 400-metre track through into the night.

British ski-jump legend Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards was also on hand to get things going, and fire the starting gun.

Sharon's son Ashley, who played for Cirencester Rugby Club, died of melanoma at the age of 24 in 2014.