Walkers wanted to help Curie

THERE’S still time to get your name down to raise vital pounds for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

With just a week to go until Walk Ten at Dumfries House, Cumnock on Saturday, August 6, it’s still not too late to sign up and support Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Walk Ten is a series of 10k summer evening walks taking place at stunning venues across the United Kingdom.

The walk at Dumfries House starts at 6pm and after the walk there will be fun activities throughout the evening such as fireworks and live music, in celebration of the work of Marie Curie Nurses.

Robbie McIntosh, Marie Curie Cancer Care’s events manager for Scotland, said: There’s still time to sign up for Walk Ten.

“People taking part can expect a fun evening in the wonderful surroundings of Dumfries House and all the funds raised will make a big difference, helping Marie Curie Nurses to provide more care to local people with terminal illnesses.”

Raising cash will make a huge difference to sufferers locally and Marie Curie Health Care Assistant for Ayrshire, Liz Jelly believes it is a fully worthwhile event.

She 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.”

Registration is £10 per person -children go free - and all the funds raised will help Marie Curie Nurses provide free care to terminally ill people in Ayrshire in their own homes. For more information and to find your nearest Walk Ten call 08700 340 340 or online at www.mariecurie.org./walkten.