Charity wants High Peak residents to take part in sponsored walk

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Willie Tucker, Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire is calling the Derbyshire public to, brush off their walking boots, grab their glow sticks and load up picnic baskets in support of Marie Curie Cancer Care on, Saturday 31st August.

Held last year at Chatsworth House, which proved hugely successful, this years Midlands Walk Ten comes to the National Forest estate of Catton Park. Sitting amidst 250 acres of parkland, Catton Hall is a truly wonderful venue to host this year’s event.

Walk Ten is a sponsored twilight 10k walk which will wind its way through the stunning estate beginning at 6pm, followed by an after dark picnic, as participants listen to live music from local band Unforgiven. The evening culminates with a fire extravaganza and stunning fireworks display as we mark 10pm, the time when the majority of Marie Curie nurses begin their evening shifts, entering homes of terminally ill patients to provide care for them and their families throughout the night.

Willie who is also Marie Curie’s Derbyshire Patron, will be in attendance on the 31st August and said; “I’ve had the privilege of taking part in Marie Curie’s Walk Ten and I’d strongly urge others to sign up. Walking in the Derbyshire countryside is a great passion of mine and the chance to enjoy a sunset walk at such a magnificent venue is not to be missed. As well as being a fun event to do with friends and family, it’s great to know that by taking part you’re helping to raise crucial funds to allow Marie Curie Nurses to continue to provide care at home to terminally ill patients day in, day out. The walk will end with a celebration of the work of our Derbyshire Marie Curie Nurses, making it an even more memorable and special occasion.”

“We all know somebody who has been touched by cancer, and Walk Ten is a wonderful way for the whole family to salute those who have gone before, whilst also helping Marie Curie nurses care for more terminally ill patients in Derbyshire. Unfortunately, we cannot care for everyone who wants our service, so events like Walk Ten Catton Park are so important in helping us to raise vital funds. This year alone, Marie Curie Cancer Care nurses aim to provide over 22,000 hours of care in the county, and with this years walk aiming to generate over £30,000, which equates to 1,500 hours of care, so please sign up for Walk Ten and help us care for more patients in Derbyshire.”

The walk is for all ages, under 16’s walk for free and everyone who takes part in Walk Ten receives a Walk Ten t-shirt to wear on the night. It’s also a dog friendly event, so our four legged friends are more than welcome.

Registration for the event is now open and people can sign up at www.mariecurie.org.uk/cattonpark or by calling 0845 0524184. Sign up now to help Marie Curie Cancer Care take care of more terminally ill patients in the county.