HUNDREDS of people gathered for the 24-hour Yate Relay For Life.

The event took place at Yate Outdoor Sports Complex on July 6-7 and raised money for and awareness about beating cancer sooner through the 24 hour team relay

A spokesman for the event said: "Yate Relay For Life is a family festival celebrating the power of community fundraising in the fight to beat cancer.

"Teams of family and friends fundraise then unite at a 24 hour community festival to honour everyone affected by cancer and celebrate the progress made in research."

As night fell one of the most poignant parts of Relay, is the Candle of Hope Ceremony.

The whole Relay stopped for 10 minutes so participants could all remember those who we have lost to cancer, and also those still fighting.

Photographer Rich McD captured the event on camera and shared the photographs with the Gazette.