Milford Mercury: Marie Curie Walk Ten

Walk Ten for Marie Curie Cancer Care at Margam Park, South Wales

Sign up for a summer evening walk for charity, supported by HomeServe

Marie Curie Cancer Care is holding a summer evening walk at Margam Park on Friday September 9, 2011 and the charity is inviting people from across South Wales to take part.

The 10k walk at Margam Park is one of a series of unique ‘Walk Ten’ events being held at 20 spectacular venues across the country, supported by HomeServe, Britain’s dedicated home emergency and repairs experts.

The Margam Park walk starts at 6pm and at the end of the walk, there will be fun activities throughout the evening, such as fireworks, live music, and picnics, in celebration of the work of Marie Curie Nurses. Registration is £10 per person (children go free) but everyone is encouraged to raise as much as possible to support Marie Curie Nurses who provide free care to people with terminal cancer and other illnesses in their own homes.

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Margam Country Park with its splendid landscapes, architecture, rich heritage, history and cultural past is the backdrop for Marie Curie Cancer Care’s Walk Ten celebration. The varied route explores the park and walkers will enjoy spectacular views as the sun sets.

Jayne Neal, a HomeServe employee who took part in Walk Ten for Marie Curie last year said: “Walk Ten is a brilliant occasion, giving people the chance to walk 10k in stunning surroundings, but also to recognise the dedication of Marie Curie Nurses, who work through the day and night providing care to people with cancer and other terminal illnesses. There’s a real festival atmosphere at the end of every walk where friends and families come together. Then at 10pm, which is the time Marie Curie Nurses start their night shifts across the country, candles are lit and everyone is silent for a few moments to think about the nurses and the people they are caring for. The fun then continues late into the summer evening.”

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For more information and to find register visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/walkten or call 08700 340 040.

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