FAQs

Got questions?

General Questions

I heard Relay For Life is going to be virtual this year now, is that true?

Yes. While it is disappointing that we must re-invent our Relay this year we wanted to make sure that people can still Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back

How will a Virtual Relay For Life work?

We're going to light up social media with photos sent in by our teams & survivors and instead of our usual Candle of Hope ceremony, which is a very special part of Relay, we will have a 'Hope from Home' ceremony at 10pm where you are asked to light up your candle bags at home and share pictures with us

I had registered a team, how can we all still participate while adhering to government guidelines?

It is crucial that we stay safe and adhere to whatever government guidelines are in place at that time, however, there is nothing to stop families from marking the day at home. You can wear your Relay t-shirt, set up camp in the garden if you like, follow our event on Facebook and light your candle bags at 10pm on Saturday night

If I registered a team, can I be refunded?

Of course. While the Irish Cancer Society is more reliant on our fundraising than ever this year we understand that many people have been affected by Covid-19 and simply may not be in a position to leave their registration fees with us. If you want a refund simply get in touch by private message to our Facebook page.

Will I still get my T-Shirt?

T-shirt dispatch is currently on hold due to the public health measures in place for COVID-19. Fulfilment of all t-shirt orders will resume once restrictions have been lifted and the team at the Irish Cancer Society can work in safety.

Can I register a new team if I had not done so already?

No, we'll just be working with the teams that registered with us back in February

Will it go ahead on the same date?

We've opted to move it out to Saturday 25th July as the restrictions maybe eased at that point.

How can I participate?

Having mini relays while adhering to social distancing...from your own homes and lighting your candle bags..

What can I expect from a virtual event?

You can wear your Relay t-shirt, set up camp in the garden, on the street, or anywhere that is safe and within the government guidelines, follow our event on Facebook from around 21:00 on Saturday night, making sure to keep up social distancing!

What about candle bags?

Candle bags are available to purchase on our website and will be posted out to you. Make sure and order in plenty of time to get them delivered and give yourself time to get them decorated before our event

Fundraising Questions

Am I required to fundraise for Relay For Life 2020?

Each Team captain will have a profile set up for their teams, so just reach out to your team captain to get your own page.

How can I fundraise?

Each participant will be able to get fundraising started with their online fundraising, so just share the link with friends & family who'd like to support you.

I registered and forgot my password, how can I get back in?

Click on 'Login' in the navigation menu to see the login options pop up. Click on 'forgot password' where you will be prompted to enter the email address that you registered with. An email with a link to reset your password will then be sent to that email address.

Is the fundraising goal for teams or individuals?

We have set a team goal of €1,000, but any fundraising will go to our over all Relay For Life Wexford fundraising, so don't worry how. Every donation counts to our overall goal

Can I do offline fundraising?

Yes, you can do offline fundraising. While we'd encourage that we remain cashless during these COVID-19 restrictions, if someone gives you cash you can contact your team captain for next steps on how to get the funds raised included in your teams goal.

Donation Questions

How can I donate?

While you are welcome to donate to Wexford's Virtual Relay For Life directly, we'd recommend you support one of our teams to help them reach their fundraising goal.

What will my donation support?

Your donation will help raise vital funds for the Irish Cancer Society who support Cancer patients and their families.

What is the cut off date for purchasing candle bags online?

Locally, Wednesday 15th July to allow postage.

What is the cut off date for donations to be made online?

Tuesday 1st September.