A CHARITY is urging people to raise money through walking.
The Tees Valley branch of Macmillan Cancer Support is urging people to enter the Miles for Macmillan event in Sunderland on Sunday, September 1.
Lindsay Kay, the fundraising manager for Macmillan Cancer Support in the Tees Valley, said: “Macmillan provides vital cancer support services and we rely on donations to fund them – £150 could give a mum who has found out she has just got breast cancer a steadying hand. It could give her someone to help her cope with chemo, provide a listening ear when she is frightened, and support her with getting back to normal afterwards.
“More than 16,000 people are diagnosed with cancer in the North of England every year. Macmillan is here for them.”
The event, supported by Boots UK, will have two routes of three miles and eight miles. Walkers are challenged to raise £150 or more.
To register, call 0300 1000 200 or go to macmillan.org.uk/walks