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Marie Curie calling on public to get their running shoes on for 10k fundraisers

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(L-R) Marie Curie volunteer Danielle Stanfield joins 'Give My Head Peace' star Alexandra Ford and Marie Curie Nurse Jill Doherty

(L-R) Marie Curie volunteer Danielle Stanfield joins 'Give My Head Peace' star Alexandra Ford and Marie Curie Nurse Jill Doherty

(L-R) Marie Curie volunteer Danielle Stanfield joins 'Give My Head Peace' star Alexandra Ford and Marie Curie Nurse Jill Doherty

Cancer care charity Marie Curie is calling on people of all ages from across Northern Ireland to put on their running shoes to help raise money.

Two 10k walks are being held at Stormont Estate on Friday, August 30 and the Ulster American Folk Park on Saturday, September 7.

They aim to help raise as much money as possible in order to help the organisation continue to provide free nursing care to terminally ill people in their own homes, and at the Marie Curie Hospice in Belfast.

On arrival at each event - starting at 6pm - participants will be given the opportunity to write a personal message on a candle bag and help light up the night in memory of a loved one.

 

A host of live music and entertainment will also follow the walk.

Helping to launch the event, Alexandra Ford - best known for her role as Dympna in Give My Head Peace - joins Marie Curie volunteer Danielle Stanfield and Marie Curie Nurse Jill Doherty to call on people across Northern Ireland to support the charity and get involved.

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Suzy McIlveen of Marie Curie said the events "give people the chance to enjoy a summer evening walk in beautiful surroundings, followed by a fun, festival-like atmosphere and activities to share with family and friends".

Alexandra Ford said having seen photographs from last year's event she was "very moved".

"My best friend signed up for Walk Ten Belfast last year, with a group of friends and fellow school mum," she said.

"They loved every aspect of the event, combining as it does a twilight walk with live entertainment, picnics, good music and fireworks!"

To register for Walk Ten, or for more information visit - www.mariecurie.org.uk/stormont  www.mariecurie.org.uk/west or call 0845 052 4184.


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