Cancer Research UK Relay For Life Shetland Sponsor

Cooke Scotland is proud to be the main sponsor of the Cancer Research UK Relay For Life Shetland 2024.

The popular fundraiser, supported by the Cooke Community Benefit Fund, returns to the island at the Clickimin Leisure Complex track in Lerwick on Saturday 25 May.

Relay For Life is a team fundraising walk where participants take turns walking around a track for 12 hours, from midday to midnight, to remember loved ones, honour everyone affected by cancer and celebrate the progress in research that is being made.

David Brown, of Cooke’s Shetland sponsorship committee, said: “Cooke Scotland is honoured to be the main sponsor of one of the biggest fundraising events on the Shetland calendar.

“Sadly, one in two people born in the UK after 1960 will get cancer in their lifetime and there is no doubt that many within our organisation will have been impacted by cancer in some way. It is with great pleasure that we support Cancer Research UK as the world’s largest charity dedicated to saving lives through research.

“Our Cooke Community Benefit Fund exists to support the fundraising efforts of local groups, service clubs and charities which, in partnership with us, also contribute to the social network and economic health of the coastal and rural communities around us.”

At Cooke we are deeply committed to the communities we call home. In these beautiful locations we take great pride in our work and work hard to generate shared prosperity. We believe it is the right thing to do as our collective successes bring positive change in the areas where we live and work as we look to continue to cultivate our oceans with care, nourish the world, provide for our families, and build stronger communities.

Cooke Scotland is a leading salmon producer and one of the largest employers in the Northern Isles with facilities in Shetland – a region which accounts for 18 per cent of the total economic contribution salmon farming makes to the whole of Scotland. Scottish salmon is the UK’s largest food export, generating more than £750 million for the Scottish economy, sustaining thousands of jobs which keep people and their families on the islands and in remote and rural areas, attracting new people to live there, helping businesses to thrive and schools to stay open.