Sign up for a summer evening walk for charity, supported by HomeServe
Marie Curie Cancer Care is holding a summer evening walk at Tatton Park on Saturday 13th August and the charity is inviting people from across Cheshire to take part.
The 10k walk at Tatton 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 Tatton 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 Cancer Care, whose Nurses provide free care to people with terminal cancer and other illnesses in their own homes and in the charity’s hospices.
Tatton Park boasts some of the most impressive and dazzling gardens in the UK and is the perfect setting for Marie Curie Cancer Care’s Walk Ten celebration. The 10km sunset walk takes people through some beautiful landscapes, where deer roam. The park is usually closed to the public in the evening making this a unique opportunity to experience the stunning landscape at a magical time of the day.]
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.”
This year’s 20 Walk Ten venues are: * New venue for 2011
Castle Howard, North Yorkshire*
Stormont Estate, County Down
Athelstaneford, East Lothian
Croft Castle, Herefordshire*
Dumfries House, Ayrshire*
Margam Park, Neath Port Talbot*
Clapham Common, London*
Tatton Park, Cheshire
Boughton House, Northamptonshire
Eastbourne, East Sussex*
Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire
Grimsthorpe Castle, Lincolnshire*
Herrington Country Park, Sunderland*
Hill of Tarvit, Fife*
Omagh, County Tyrone*
Coombe Country Park, Warwickshire*
For more information and to find your nearest Walk Ten go to www.mariecurie.org.uk/walkten or call 08700 340 040.
Photographs courtesy of spinneyhead.co.uk
Tuesday 14th was, luckily, one of the few days this month which was sunny all the way through. Which was good, because I cycled out to Tatton Park to take these photos for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
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