Lucy McGinn invites local residents to take part in a sponsored walk in aid of The Nightingale Cancer Support Centre
One in two people will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their life – and we want to be there for every single one of them.
That is why The Nightingale Cancer Support Centre is holding a ‘Birthday Weekend Walk’ this month, not only to celebrate our 19th birthday and encourage people to stay active, but to also raise money to support all those in Enfield affected by cancer.
Over the weekend of 20th–22nd August, we’re asking people to walk ten kilometres (6.2 miles) with their friends and family, whether in your local park, along your high street, or even in your home. We’re just looking for you to take a walk and show your support!
We hope to raise £9,000 through registrations, sponsorships and donations, which could pay for two complementary therapists and their consumables for an entire year. This could help them to deliver nearly 600 massage and reflexology sessions to clients, alleviating the constant pain and stress of a cancer diagnosis.
The Nightingale Cancer Support Centre is a local, independent charity serving people living in or receiving treatment in Enfield borough. All donations will help provide physical and emotional support services, groups and activities to all those affected by a cancer diagnosis, be it themselves, family or friends.
Our fundraising officer Louise is excited for the Birthday Weekend Walk. She said: “It’s one of the most important events we will hold this year. As a small and local charity, we rely solely on external fundraising and don’t receive any government funding. It’s events like this that mean we can continue to provide all of our services free of charge.
“After a difficult year of no events or fundraising, we’re looking forward to our supporters and community helping us out in a big way! By joining us for one walk this August, you can help support those affected by the devastating illness that is cancer.
“You can’t run from cancer but you can walk for cancer.”