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Final day in Peterhead

Posted on: 02/07/2017

Sadly this was already our final day here in Peterhead😢 😢 😢

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We got back to the field around 10AM so we would be able to walk around a bit before the ceremony for the Spirit Awards would start. Once again we were invited to sit right in the front 😉

Before the Awards were given Lorraine also gave a huuuuuuuuuuuge boucquet of flowers to Fiona to thank her for everything she had done for them! What they didn’t think of was that Fiona was the one to bring us back to the airport so it was 3 of us in the back WITH those HUGE flowers on top of us (as you will see by the pictures I was TOTALLY covered by the flowers 😂😂😂) Little problem was that we had to drive back to our hotel first to get our luggage so it was twice getting the flowers in and out of the car but we managed!

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The Award ceremony is meant to give some prices to the teams such as Best Dressed, Best banner, Best team,…. There were 8 Spirit Awards to be given!

After the Spirit Awards were given, Lorraine then asked us to come forward and we were given a little present as well! We were given 2 batons: one for each one of our Relays! Agnes for hers in Sint-Truiden and Chris, mom & I for ours in Hasselt! Such a special gift to get! And they even had the batton in purple so it was all in the RFL colors! Such an honor!

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Then it was time for the final lap around the court with everyone before the grand finale of the weekend: the Closing Ceremony where we would find out how much money they had raised this weekend for the Cancer Society!
And boy did they raise a lot of money! An amazing amount of none less than 151 679,42£

It’s amazing how much money they raised for such a small comunity! Even we don’t raise that much money in Hasselt and we’re the capital city of our Province, so Peterhead did an amazing job raising all these funds together!

After the Opening Ceremony it was time to say our goodbye’s to everyone as we would head back to the hotel to pack our final things while the committee was clearing the field before we would get to lunch together with Fiona and Lorraine at 12.30PM.

We were amazed that only 15 minutes after the ceremony most of the field was already empty! Unlike in Belgium the teams started packing up their tents and stuff before the Opening Ceremony would start. In Belgium they HAVE to wait until AFTER the ceremony to start packing up because they’re not allowed to drive the cars up on the field before.

After we packed everything we took some pictures of our hotel as we forgot to do it when we arrived 😉


At 12.30PM Fiona picked us up to get lunch with her and Lorraine. Unfortunately Joyce couldn’t join us so we didn’t get a chance to say goodbye to her as we thought we’d see her at lunch 😢😢😢

JOYCE: IT WAS A PLEASURE TO MEET YOU AND WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU AGAIN NEXT YEAR!!!

While everyone got beef stew pies Fiona and I had burgers! And it’s a good thing I did because those pies were HUUUUUGE! I barely finished my burger so I definitely would NOT be able to eat that whole pie! It was even a lot for mom, Chris & Agnes to finish😂😂😂 but it was all very yummy😋!

We were very sad when we had to say our goodbye’s to Lorraine as Fiona had to take us back to the airport😢😢😢

LORRAINE: YOU WERE SUCH A JOY AND IT WAS AN HONOR TO FINALLY MEET YOU!!!WE’RE ALL SOOOOOOOOO GRATEFUL TO HAVE BEEN A PART OF YOUR RELAY THIS WHOLE WEEKEND!!! THANK YOU 10000000000000000000 X FOR EVERYTHING YOU DID FOR US😘💜😘💜😘💜 WE SURE GONNA MISS ALL OF YOUR CRAZINESS😂😂😂

At the airport we also had to say our goodbye’s to Fiona as well 😢😢😢

FIONA: IT WAS SO GREAT TO MEET YOU AS WELL AND WE THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TAKING THE TIME TO TAKE US AROUND ABERDEEN AND OTHER LOVELY PLACES😘💜

We had such a special time that we will NEVER EVER forget and we seriously can’t wait to see Lorraine, Fiona and Joyce again next year when they’ll be visiting us at our Relay in Hasselt😘💜

We definitely made FRIENDS FOR LIFE😘💜

Xoxo
Domi💜

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