Support cancer nurses at Walk Ten

Launch of Walk 10 for Marie Curie Cancer Care, which is on September 1 at Boughton House
Launch of Walk 10 for Marie Curie Cancer Care, which is on September 1 at Boughton House
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A cancer charity is appealing to people to support Walk Ten at Boughton House.

Marie Curie Cancer Care is holding the 10k summer evening walk on Saturday, September 1 and is calling on everyone to take part to help Marie Curie Nurses provide more free care to people with terminal illnesses in their own homes.

The 10k walk and celebration at Boughton House is one of a series of unique ‘Walk Ten’ events taking place at 25 beautiful locations across the UK, sponsored by home emergency insurer HomeServe for a fantastic third year. 

The Boughton House event starts at 6pm and following the walk there will be fun activities throughout the evening such as fireworks, live music and picnics to celebrate the work of Marie Curie Nurses.

Regional events fundraiser for Midlands and Anglia at Marie Curie Cancer Care Edwin Turnham said: “Walk Ten is a wonderful occasion, giving people the chance to walk 10k in stunning surroundings, but also to recognise the dedication of Marie Curie Nurses.

“There’s a festival atmosphere at the end of every walk, making it a really fun evening to spend with friends and family. “Last year, Walk Ten participants helped raise over £400,000 for the charity, enabling Marie Curie Nurses to provide 20,000 hours of free care to people with terminal illnesses in their own homes and in Marie Curie Hospices.

“We hope as many people as possible will sign up for Walk Ten at Boughton House to help even more terminally ill patients and their families.”

Walkers will gain exclusive access to the Grade 1 listed Estate of Boughton House, home of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensbury, often referred to as the English Versailles.

They are also urged to take along a picnic and join in the festival like atmosphere afterwards to celebrate the work of Marie Curie Nurses with live music and a variety of entertainment.

There will be a fireworks display at 10pm to pay tribute to Marie Curie Nurses. This time is especially poignant as this is when many of the nurses begin their night shift.

Registration is £10 per person, children under-16 go free, and everyone is encouraged to raise as much as possible to support Marie Curie Cancer Care.

All the funds raised will allow Marie Curie Nurses to provide more hours of care, totally free, for terminally ill people in their own homes and in the charity’s hospices.

To register for Walk Ten, or for more information, go to www.mariecurie.org.uk/walkten or call 08700 340 040.