Stroll round country house in huge charity fundraiser

Lesley Cuming, from Rushden, is taking part in the Walk Ten event in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care

Lesley Cuming, from Rushden, is taking part in the Walk Ten event in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care

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A woman was so moved by the care given to her family by a charity she has pledged to be one of hundreds taking part in a walk this weekend to raise money for a good cause.

More than 350 fundraisers have signed up for this year’s 10km Walk Ten at Boughton House to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care on Saturday, September 1.

One of them will be Lesley Cuming, 53, of Essex Road, Rushden, who had a Marie Curie nurse care for her mother-in-law during the last few days of her life.

She said: “The nurse showed such care and compassion at such a hard time for the family.

“I noticed that the Walk Ten was happening on Facebook and wanted to give it a go to give something back to the charity for the care they gave my mother-in-law.

“The walk will be my small contribution to help more people get the care they need at the end of their life, as well as saying a big thank you for an outstanding nursing service.”

Marie Curie Cancer Care nurses take care of terminally ill patients, giving them a chance to spend their last days in their home.

It takes place from 6pm to 10pm, and this includes entertainment culminating in a firework display after the walk around the house’s picturesque gardens.

Registration costs £10. To register visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/walkten or call 08700 340 040.