VIDEO: Smiling faces show support for Niamh’s Next Step at charity walk

Crowds of people came out to take part in a sponsored walk and family fun day for a charity which raises funds to fight a childhood cancer.

The Five Mile Smile for Niamh’s Next Step took place at 10am on Sunday, September 8, at the Old Grammarians sports field, off Sywell Road, Wellingborough.

People take part in the Wellingborough Five Mile Smile for Niamh's Next Step.

People take part in the Wellingborough Five Mile Smile for Niamh's Next Step.

The appeal was set up in January 2011 to raise funds to take Niamh Curry, from Wellingborough, for specialist treatment in America after she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma.

The five-year-old sadly lost her battle with the rare cancer in May last year.

However, Niamh’s parents, Chris and Sam Curry, vowed to continue the appeal in order to fight the disease in Niamh’s memory and Niamh’s Next Step officially became a charity in January.

Chris Curry said he was delighted to get the Five Mile Smile under way and he said the support they have been given is incredible.

He added: “We had to postpone it because of the weather in April, but we’ve come back bigger and stronger.

“The sun is out for us today and hopefully it will stay like that.

“We are really pleased and are looking forward to a good day.”

A five-mile run started the day’s events, which was followed by a sponsored-walk at 11am.

It was followed by entertainment, including live bands, a DJ, a bouncy castle, and a beer tent.

To hear Mr Curry talk about the event, and to see footage from the Five Mile Smile, watch the video above.