Walkers urged to step out for South Shields charity

BEST FOOT FORWARD ... Cancer Connections' Walk of Life 2014, Faith Hope and Love, Bents Park, South Shields.
BEST FOOT FORWARD ... Cancer Connections' Walk of Life 2014, Faith Hope and Love, Bents Park, South Shields.

A CANCER charity has made an impassioned plea for walkers to put their best foot forward in aid of families affected by the disease.

Cancer Connections is once again hosting its Faith, Hope and Love Walk at Bents Park, South Shields.

BEST FOOT FORWARD ... Cancer Connections' Walk of Life 2014, Faith Hope and Love, Bents Park, South Shields.

BEST FOOT FORWARD ... Cancer Connections' Walk of Life 2014, Faith Hope and Love, Bents Park, South Shields.

The event, now in its fourth year, is one of the charity’s biggest fundraisers and will take place on June 13 and 14.

Every year, Cancer Connections has to raise £180,000 to ensure the service continues to run for those who need it.

The charity, based in Harton Lane, South Shields, offers support, advice and complimentary therapies to those diagnosed with cancer and their families.

Co-founder Deborah Roberts said: “Every year the people of South Tyneside are so supportive, and it is thanks to their generosity that year on year we are able to provide such a valuable service to those diagnosed with cancer and their families.

Every year the people of South Tyneside are so supportive, and it is thanks to their generosity that year on year we are able to provide such a valuable service to those diagnosed with cancer and their families.

Deborah Roberts, Cancer Connections

“However, the fundraising has to continue if we are able to keep going.

“So far this year we have had 711 new people come through our doors and that is without our 6,000 return visitors, which is why events like this one are so important for people to get involved in.”

The Faith, Hope and Love walk is a 24-hour relay event. Throughout the day and night, entertainment is provided by a range of singers and bands.

Those staying for the duration are able to pitch a tent on the site with themed walks every hour.

Anyone who would like to take part can call the office on 456 5081 for an application pack.

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