Walk Together to stop bowel cancer
Tuesday 27 June 2017
TV presenter Julia Bradbury and UTV presenter Pamela Ballantine are encouraging you to join our Walk Together this summer and help fund our vital research and lifesaving work.
This year, the charity is celebrating its 30th anniversary and is launching new five mile sponsored walks in London, Edinburgh and Belfast on the same day at the same time – Saturday 23 September 2017 at 11am.
In London the walk will start from the famous Tower Bridge to Greenwich Park alongside the beautiful Thames path taking in the iconic sites of the city's riverside including St Katherine's Dock, Canary Wharf and the Cutty Sark.
The Edinburgh walk will be a magnificent circular route from Holyrood Park, which will take you all the way to the top to Arthur's Seat – one of highest peaks in the city – where you can soak up the scenery.
In Belfast the walk will be a stunning circular trail in Belvoir Park Forest, exploring the diverse woodlands and the historic estate in Lagan Valley Regional Park.
If you can't make one of these walks, we'd encourage you to organise your own Walk Together event somewhere special in your local area anytime from July to September, or any time of year that might suit you. Organising your own walk is really easy! Our team will be there to support you every step of the way. You can Walk Together with friends, family and colleagues, or invite your local community to join you.
Bowel Cancer UK's Patron Julia Bradbury says: "Every year, 41,200 people in the UK are diagnosed with bowel cancer, including my mum. Luckily it was spotted early when survival rates are higher and she has now recovered from the disease. Physical activity plays an important part in stacking the odds against a bowel cancer diagnosis and as a keen walker myself, I'm delighted to support Bowel Cancer UK's Walk Together."
Bowel cancer is the UK's second biggest cancer killer, and yet it is treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early. Nearly everyone diagnosed at the earliest stage will survive bowel cancer. Walk Together will give hope to those being treated, show support for families dealing with the loss of a loved one and raise funds to help stop bowel cancer.
If you need inspiration on walks in your area, visit The Outdoor Guide: theoutdoorguide.co.uk