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Fireworks and live music planned for Bolton Abbey charity walk
10:10am Tuesday 10th July 2012 in News
A walk in Craven will raise funds to provide free nursing care for people with terminal illness.
Residents are being invited to take part in Walk Ten at Bolton Abbey for Marie Curie Cancer Care this summer.
The 10k walk and celebration at Bolton Abbey, on Saturday, August 18, is one of a series of unique ‘Walk Ten’ events taking place at 25 beautiful locations across the UK, sponsored by home emergency insurer HomeServe for a third year. The Bolton Abbey event starts at 6pm and following the walk there will be live music, picnics and fireworks to celebrate the work of Marie Curie Nurses.
Registration is £10 per person (children go free) and everyone is encouraged to raise as much as possible to support Marie Curie Cancer Care.
All the funds raised will allow Marie Curie Nurses to provide more hours of care, totally free, for terminally ill people in their own homes and in the charity’s hospices.
Featuring exclusive after hours access, the 10k twilight walk will take you along and over the River Wharfe, through woodland and gorges, on scenic moorland paths and eventually passing by the ruins of the old Priory.
The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, for whom Bolton Abbey is a much-loved family estate said in a joint statement: “We are so pleased to be welcoming people to Bolton Abbey this summer to take part in ‘Walk Ten’ for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
“Bolton Abbey is beautiful at any time of year, but particularly when the sun is setting on a summer’s evening.
“It is the third year that this event has taken place at Bolton Abbey and we urge everyone to come along to enjoy a special evening and support an incredibly worthwhile cause.”
Kate Gaynor Events Manager for the North at Marie Curie Cancer Care, said: “Walk Ten is a wonderful occasion, giving people the chance to walk 10k in stunning surroundings, but also to recognise the dedication of Marie Curie Nurses. There’s a festival atmosphere at the end of every walk, making it a really fun evening to spend with friends, family or colleagues.”
To register for Walk Ten at Bolton Abbey, or for more information, go to mariecurie.org.uk/walkten or call 08700 340 040.