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Bolton Abbey to host Marie Curie Walk Ten
8:00am Friday 10th August 2012 in News
Craven residents are being invited to take part in Walk Ten at Bolton Abbey to raise much needed funds for the Marie Curie Nursing Service.
It is one of a series of Walk Ten events taking place at 25 locations across the UK.
The Bolton Abbey event will be staged next Saturday, August 18.
It will start at 6pm and will follow a route along the River Wharfe, through woodland and gorges, on scenic moorland paths and eventually passing by the ruins of the old Priory.
“Bolton Abbey is beautiful at any time of year, but particularly when the sun is setting on a summer’s evening,” said the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, who own the Bolton Abbey Estate. “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.”
The walk will be followed by live music, picnics and fireworks.
Registration is £10 per person (children go free) and 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. The charity also provides emotional support for terminally ill patients and their families.
Kate Gaynor, events manager for 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.
“Last year, Walk Ten participants helped raise over £400,000 for the charity, enabling Marie Curie Nurses to provide 20,000 hours of free care to people with terminal illnesses in their own homes and in Marie Curie Hospices. We hope as many people as possible will sign up for Walk Ten at Bolton Abbey to help even more terminally ill patients and their families.”
To register or for more information, visit mariecurie.org.uk/walkten or call 08700 340040.