79-year-old man to participate in Walk in the Dark for Rosemere

Posted on - 21st April, 2022 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, South Ribble News
Walter James will be participating in the Walk in the Dark

Retired lecturer Walter James, of Leyland, is planning on picking up the pace when he turns out for Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s 11-mile Walk in the Dark along the A6 on Saturday night (23 April).


Having walked the route from Chorley and South Ribble Hospital to Rosemere Cancer Centre at the Royal Preston Hospital a number of times, Walter, who turns 79-years-old on 7 June is intending to run it, sponsored by family and friends.

Walter began supporting Rosemere Cancer Foundation after undergoing surgery and radiotherapy at Rosemere Cancer Centre following a diagnosis of skin cancer five years ago.

He took up running in 2019 to boost his fitness so he could better care for his wife Jennifer.

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Now a member of Preston’s Red Rose Road Runners Club and the Lions Running Community of Higher Wheelton, Walter said: “I run between four and six miles three or four times a week. My speciality is persistence!”

Walter will be joined by hundreds of other Rosemere Cancer Foundation supporters, who have already signed up to this year’s Eric Wright Group sponsored Walk in the Dark but it’s not too late to join them.

Walkers can register on the night itself for a £20 entry fee.

The walk will start at 8pm. Half way refreshments will be served at St Saviour’s Church, Bamber Bridge, and all finishers will be invited into the Charters Restaurant at the Royal Preston Hospital to enjoy food and drink.

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