Hundreds take part in 10km walk at Grimsthorpe Castle for Marie Curie

Walkers set-off at the Marie Curie Walk Ten at Grimsthorpe Castle.  Photo: SG170812-390TW
Walkers set-off at the Marie Curie Walk Ten at Grimsthorpe Castle. Photo: SG170812-390TW
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HUNDREDS of people took part in a 10km walk at Grimsthorpe Castle on Friday to raise money for charity.

More than 290 people came together for the summer evening walk to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

The Walk Ten event at Grimsthorpe Castle is expected to raise about £21,000 for the charity when all the sponsorship comes in.

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.

Regional events fundraiser David Hedges said: “We are so pleased that people from Lincolnshire came out in force to show their support for Marie Curie Cancer Care at Grimsthorpe.

“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 1,050 hours of care and make a significant difference to people with terminal illnesses and their families.”

Community fundraiser Charlotte Jackson said: “It is the absolute highlight of my year. It is such a wonderful event with a really special atmosphere.

“I particularly enjoyed seeing all the children getting involved and all the families coming together, the evening was truly magical and I am already looking forward to next year.”

Following the walk there was music, fireworks, a stilt walker, a fire display and picnics throughout the evening to celebrate the work of Marie Curie nurses.

The event was one of a series of 10km twilight walks taking place at 25 venues across the UK, sponsored by home emergency insurer HomeServe.

To find out more about Walk Ten go to www.mariecurie.org.uk/walkten