Walk Ten to raise cash for county’s Marie Curie nurses

Marley has signed up for Walk Ten
Marley has signed up for Walk Ten

Four-legged friends and their owners are invited to take part in Marie Curie Cancer Care’s Walk Ten at Althorp House this summer.

Walk Ten is a 10k twilight walk taking place at Althorp House on Saturday, September 7.

The event includes something for everyone with exclusive access to grand avenues and beautiful landscaped gardens on the walk’s route, and it has live music and picnicking, which is all to raise funds for the local Marie Curie Nursing Services providing end of life care to terminally ill people in their own homes in the county.

David Lanford, from Great Oakley, is taking his dog Marley along on the night.

He said: “I think Marley is looking forward to the event as much as I am.

“He’s already collecting some money on his very own doggy sponsor form and we are looking forward to taking an evening stroll around such a stunning estate for a fantastic cause, we can’t wait to show our support for the wonderful work Marie Curie Nurses do.”

The walk sets off at 7pm with registration from 6pm.

Registration costs £10 and includes a Walk Ten t-shirt for the event and fundraising pack.

Children under 16 and dogs don’t need to register but can still take part on the night and collect sponsorship.

It costs the charity £20 an hour to provide one hour of nursing care to a patient in their own home and £180 for a full evening shift starting at 10pm.

Organisers have set themselves a target of £60,000 to raise for Marie Curie Nurses locally, which will help Marie Curie Cancer Care to provide 3,000 hours of free care, allowing local people with terminal illnesses the choice to die at home.

For more details or to register visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/althorp or call 01604 442313.