Walk in the Dark returns to Preston for 12th year

Posted on - 6th February, 2020 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Health, People, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Walk in the Dark 2020 launch

Entries are now open for this year’s 11-mile night-time trek Walk in the Dark for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.


The walk will take place on Saturday 25 April alongside the A6 from Chorley to Preston.

For the first time ever in what will be the charity’s 12th Walk in the Dark, all participants will receive a T-shirt on signing up as well as a goody bag on setting out and a medal on finishing.

Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s chief officer, Dan Hill, said: “Walk in the Dark is the single most important event to us in our yearly fundraising calendar. Last year’s walk raised £50,000 to help us fund our projects to improve the treatment journey of cancer patients throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria. 

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“We are incredibly grateful to Eric Wright Group for its continued sponsorship, which covers our staging costs. This means that all entry fees and any sponsorship money walkers raise can go directly to helping patients.”

The annual event is sponsored by construction company Eric Wright Group for the fourth consecutive year.

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Anyone can take part in Walk in the Dark, which is dog-friendly and follows a largely flat route from Chorley and South Ribble Hospital to Rosemere Cancer Centre at the Royal Preston Hospital.

Entry costs £15 with children aged 12 and under able to participate for free when accompanied by an adult. To sign up, click here or telephone 01772 522913.

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