Pull your walking boots on to help cancer charity

Cancer Connection's Walk of Life 2014, Faith Hope and Love walk Bents Park, South Shields - the Mayor Coun Fay Cunningham and Mayoress Stella Matthewson lead the Braveheart lap
Cancer Connection's Walk of Life 2014, Faith Hope and Love walk Bents Park, South Shields - the Mayor Coun Fay Cunningham and Mayoress Stella Matthewson lead the Braveheart lap

A call is going out for people to put their best feet forward to raise cash for a South Tyneside cancer charity.

Cancer Connections in South Shields is hosting another sponsored walk at Bents Park in South Shields on saturday, June 13.

Every year the people of South Tyneside overwhelm us with their generosity

Deborah Roberts

The event is one of the Harton Lane charity’s biggest fundraisers and sees families, many of whom have been affected by cancer, come together to take part in a 24-hour relay.

Those unable to take part in the walk can still pledge their support to the cause by visiting the park over the weekend and enjoying the host of attractions on offer.

Throughout the event, singers will be performing and from noon until 2pm, youngsters will be able to meet and have their pictures taken with a range of storybook princesses, as well as Spider-Man, Peppa Pig and Hello Kitty.

Gates open at 10am, with a children’s and family lap starting at 11am .

Cancer Connections co-founder Deborah Roberts said: “Every year, the people of South Tyneside overwhelm us with their generosity by taking part and supporting our events.

“There is still time for people to sign up to the relay, and even if people can’t get a team together they can still raise sponsorship by taking part in the braveheart lap.”

Every year, Cancer Connections has to raise £180,000 to ensure it can continue to run services for those in need of them.

The charity offers support, advice and complementary therapies to those diagnosed with cancer and their families.

For information or to sign up for the event, visit cancerconnections.org.uk