Charity walk over 10k raises £20,000

Walk 10 event at Stowe for Marie Curie Cancer Care. Picture by Michaela Greene.
Walk 10 event at Stowe for Marie Curie Cancer Care. Picture by Michaela Greene.

More than 200 Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire residents took part in a summer evening walk at Stowe House recently in support of Marie Curie Cancer Care.

The Walk Ten event is expected to raise more than £20,000 for the charity.

All the funds raised will help Marie Curie nurses provide free care to people with terminal cancer and other illnesses in their own homes and in the charity’s hospices.

The 10k walk at Stowe was one of a series of 10k twilight walks taking place at 25 venues across the UK, sponsored by home emergency insurer HomeServe for a third year.

Following the walk, there was live music, fire entertainers and picnics throughout the evening to celebrate the work of Marie Curie nurses.

Steph Johnson, regional events manager for Midlands and Anglia, said: “We are so pleased that people from Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire came out in force to show their support for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

“It was a truly fantastic event and we’re so grateful to everyone who came along and raised crucial funds that will help Marie Curie nurses provide more than 1,000 hours of care and make a significant difference to people with terminal illnesses and their families.”

To find out more about Walk Ten go to www.mariecurie.org.uk/walkten or call 08700 340 040.