Boughton House was a sea of yellow for Walk Ten.
More than 850 people turned out on Saturday for the 10km twilight walk around the stunning estate, followed by live entertainment, all in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care’s Northamptonshire’s Nursing Service.
The charity is well on the way to hitting the £55,000 fundraising target for the event, meaning that Marie Curie Nurses will be able to provide more than 2,750 hours of care to terminally ill patients and their families in the local area.
Northamptonshire Nursing Ambassador Irene Booker attended on the night and said: “As a Marie Curie Nurse, I know only too well how important fundraising is.
“It was heart-warming to see so many enthusiastic walkers in their yellow T-shirts with their family, friends, dogs and even small children in buggies.”
“As I stood on the stage at the end of the evening looking out at the mass of people having their picnics and enjoying the togetherness of the festival atmosphere, I was filled with pride and emotions.
“Being involved with Marie Curie Cancer Care is an honour.
“Over the years, I have nursed very many people who were approaching the end of their life.
“I have been present with patients at their death. I have supported their loved ones through the hard times and helped them to find some peace and acceptance with the process.
“Each person attending the walk was there because of a lost loved one. What better way to honour the deceased than to raise money for our future patients to be nursed by a Marie Curie Nurse.”