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Six-mile stroll for cancer cause

PUBLISHED: 09:00 15 May 2010 | UPDATED: 17:22 06 July 2010

PEOPLE are being urged to pull on their walking boots to boost cancer care by joining a six-mile stroll on the Somerleyton Estate.

The annual Walk of Thoughts event takes place on Sunday June 27, and all the proceeds from the sponsored walk will help raise funds for Big C, Norfolk and Waveney's own cancer charity, in its fight against the disease.

PEOPLE are being urged to pull on their walking boots to boost cancer care by joining a six-mile stroll on the Somerleyton Estate.

The annual Walk of Thoughts event takes place on Sunday June 27, and all the proceeds from the sponsored walk will help raise funds for Big C, Norfolk and Waveney's own cancer charity, in its fight against the disease.

The walk will start at Fritton House Hotel, on the Somerleyton Estate, by kind permission of the Honourable Hugh Crossley. It then follows a circular route of about six miles, passing through secluded woodlands and around Fritton Lake, giving walkers time for reflection and a chance to remember friends loved ones who have been affected by cancer.

A dedication tree has become a feature of the walk. It is filled with words of strength for those people who are living with cancer as well as messages to those who have lost their struggle. Each walker has their own story about why they want to be involved.

Many people return to take part in the walk every year, but organisers are hoping as many people as possible will get involved.

Sponsorship cash raised from the walk will help fund cancer equipment for our local hospitals, research into cancer at the University of East Anglia and the Institute of Food Research at Colney, near Norwich, as well as funding the Big C Centre at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, where local people are provided with best possible support and care.

The walk is marshalled from 10am to 4pm with the last walkers departing at 1.00pm. Well behaved dogs are permitted but must be kept on leads and cleaned up after. First aid support is also on site for walkers' safety.

If you would like to take part in this event, entry forms and further information are available from Big C, telephone 01603 619900. Or visit the Big C website to download your entry form: www.big-c.co.uk/walkofthoughts

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