Walk the scenic Lancaster Canal for Cancer Help

Posted on - 9th August, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Ribbleton, Things to Do in and around Preston
Summer on the Lancaster Canal
Summer on the Lancaster Canal

A charity challenge walk is being held to raise vital funds for Cancer Help.


In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Cancer Help is holding its inaugural charity challenge walk.

Taking place on Saturday 15 September, the 18-mile-walk will start from cancer support centre, Croston House, in Garstang.

Starting at 9am, walkers will then follow the scenic route of the Lancaster Canal and trek up to Vine House, another cancer support centre in Ribbleton.

Cancer Help was originally created to fill the gaps that existed in the health service’s treatment of cancer patients and their families by providing over 6000 patient visits that are free to all cancer patients.

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The charity has to raise £400,000 per year to enable them to continue delivering their services to local people affected cancer.

Volunteers for the walk have the option to take on the entire route or do a relay with friends by completing a few miles each, meeting at Vine House.

Food will provided after the event for everyone who takes part.

It will cost ¬£10 per person and under 16’s can go free.

You can purchase tickets for the event online and get in touch by emailing or calling 01772 793344 for more information.

Will you be taking part in the Cancer Help walk? Have you been involved with any charities recently? Let us know in the comments below

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