Join us for Walk Together this June to help stop people dying from bowel cancer
Wednesday 21 April 2021
Registrations are now open for our annual Walk Together fundraiser this June.
Walk Together is a five-mile sponsored walk that brings people together to show support for those undergoing treatment, to remember loved ones and to help stop people dying from bowel cancer in the future.
We're inviting people from all over the country to join us and get sponsored to walk five miles in their local area, with their household or in small socially distanced groups on Saturday 12 June. By walking on this date, we'll be united as one bowel cancer community, completing our five-mile walk on the same day. Alternatively people can choose to Walk Together by themselves or with friends and family on a specific day or in their own time, spread across the month.
Pauline Worthington, who organised her own Walk Together last year to raise awareness of bowel cancer, says: "I decided to take part in Walk Together last year as I was diagnosed with bowel cancer in November 2019. It dawned on me that this could happen to anyone. The more I've read over the past year the more I've found out that Bowel Cancer UK is an amazing charity, leading the way in support and research.
"The experience was very personal on the day, we walked in small groups due to the COVID-19 restrictions imposed. Along the route people took notice of the green t-shirts, making the charity the point of focus. To top it all off we raised nearly £4,000 for this wonderful charity. I would greatly encourage others diagnosed to get involved, it was great fun."
Luke Squires, Director of Fundraising at Bowel Cancer UK, says: "Whether you're a seasoned hiker or leisurely stroller, put on your walking shoes and get sponsored to walk five miles in a small group, with a friend or simply tread your own path this June. Everyone taking part will be walking together across the UK to raise money to help our vital services and lifesaving research."