Mam Tor Challenge

MARIE Curie Cancer Care is inviting walkers to take part in the Mam Tor Challenge on, Saturday October 6 and help raise funds to support the work of Marie Curie Nurses in the community.

Formerly the Peak District Ramble, the 10-mile circular hike climbs the magnificent Iron Age settlement of Mam Tor.

The route offers a challenging hike to both novices and experienced walkers alike.

Marie Curie Cancer Care Events Fundraiser Edwin Turnham said: “The walk is a great opportunity to help Marie Curie Cancer Care raise vital funds which make a real and positive difference to the lives of local terminally ill people and their families.

“Marie Curie Cancer Care provides a free nursing service for people with terminal cancer and other illnesses who wish to be cared for at home at the end of their lives.”

Last year Marie Curie Nurses in Derbyshire provided more than 21,626 hours of nursing care.

“The demand for our service continues this year and we will need to raise £280,000 so that our nurses can continue their care in Derbyshire,” said Edwin.

Registration costs just £10, but everyone is asked to commit to raise as much as possible.

For more information visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/events or call 08700 340 040.

To get help from the Marie Curie Nursing Service, talk to your GP, district nurse or discharge nurse.