Walking for cancer

Lucy McGinn from The Nightingale Cancer Support Centre invites people to join the charity’s big annual fundraising event

Nightingale Cancer Support Centre's annual Night Hike fundraising event
The Nightingale Cancer Support Centre’s annual Night Hike fundraising event

It’s been three long years since our last Night Hike fundraising event and we couldn’t be more excited to be bringing it back this year.

Not only is the Night Hike returning, but it is also our 20th anniversary as a charity, so we plan on making this year’s event bigger than ever. On Friday, 20th May, hundreds of people will be walking either our 10km or 15km Night Hike route around our beautiful borough – you guessed it – at night.

We will meet outside Enfield Civic Centre for a welcome reception to get the party started, where you can pick up your party bag and t-shirt and warm up to get you ready for the walk. It’s a great way to spend the evening with friends, raising money for your local cancer centre and helping us celebrate our 20th.

If you don’t know who we are, The Nightingale Cancer Support Centre is a local, independent charity supporting the people of Enfield and surrounding areas affected by cancer. This means cancer patients but also their families, friends and colleagues; anyone who has had cancer impact their lives. We provide free physical and emotional support to help people cope with and come to terms with their new lives after a cancer diagnosis.

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One in two people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, which means if not already, we will all be touched by cancer. It’s a staggering statistic and we want to make sure we are there for everyone, providing vital and free support.

That’s why we hold the Night Hike, to ask our community to help us so that we can help others. You can walk at your own pace, dressed how you like (though we suggest dressed to party!), with whoever you like. Children over twelve and well-behaved dogs on leads are permitted to join as well. You can walk in memory of someone you love, for someone who has cancer, or to support all those touched cancer.

So please sign up to walk the Night Hike today – because we can’t run from cancer, but we can walk for it.

For more information and to sign up:
Visit nightingalesupport.org.uk/nighthike

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