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Walk As One to face cancer alongside Weston Park Cancer Charity

Weston Park Cancer Charity's landmark walking event will finally go ahead after a three-year wait.

Weston Park Cancer Charity is inviting people whose lives – or those of friends and loved ones – have been affected by cancer to ‘Walk As One’ and unite to face the disease.

The charity – which funds life-altering cancer support, enhanced treatment experiences and vital research – is taking its ‘Together at Every Step’ tagline literally, as hundreds of people are expected to lace up and walk to face cancer together.

‘Walk As One’, initially planned to take place in 2020 – the charity’s 50th year – will feature both a ten-mile countryside hike and an accessible four-mile course. Both walks set off from Sheffield’s Endcliffe Park on Sunday, 17th September.

Alongside entertainment and food and drink stalls creating a festival atmosphere, there will be a quiet area where people can reflect and remember those who have passed away due to cancer.

Many of those who take part will also be walking in memory or support of loved ones – something Weston Park Cancer Charity is encouraging to ensure the event is a special one.

The ten-mile walk, which sets off at 9.30am, heads through Endcliffe and Bingham Parks, along the brook-side path to Forge Dam and Ringinglow, with refreshments halfway and plenty of opportunities to rest and enjoy the beautiful woodlands.

Crossing onto the moors of the Peak District and through Lady Canning’s Plantations, the route heads past Whirlow Hall Farm and crosses lush green fields back to Endcliffe Park, where walkers can join the celebrations with a well-earned sense of achievement.

The four-mile walk sets off at 11am and heads along the beautiful Porter Valley, looping through Bingham Park to Forge Dam and back, taking in some lovely spring scenery. The pushchair and pram-friendly path follows the babbling Porter Brook through the woods and parkland.

Entry for adults is £20 for the ten-mile walk and £15 for the four-mile walk.

Entry for children is £12 for the ten-mile walk and £8 for the four-mile walk. Children under three can attend either walk for free.

Weston Park Cancer Charity chief executive, Emma Clarke, said: “One in two of us will face cancer, which means that directly or indirectly, everyone’s life is affected by cancer.
“We are stronger, more supported, and more resilient, when we stand united – that’s why we’re walking as one.
“That’s the message we want to spread among those taking part, and it’s the promise we make to everyone who comes through our doors and anyone else who’s affected by cancer – we’ll be together at every step, ready to help them through any challenges they face.
“The funds we raise through ‘Walk As One’ will help us to deliver life-changing work for people living with and beyond cancer – providing support, enabling vital research and enhancing treatment.”

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