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Norfolk people urged to get walking to help cancer patients

PUBLISHED: 10:46 15 February 2011

Helen Chapman, Fundraising Manager and volunteers from the Norfolk Team mark Macmillan Cancer Support's 100th birthday and the launch of the annual Bure Valley Railway walk to raise funds for the charity.

Helen Chapman, Fundraising Manager and volunteers from the Norfolk Team mark Macmillan Cancer Support's 100th birthday and the launch of the annual Bure Valley Railway walk to raise funds for the charity.

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People are being urged to get their walking shoes on to raise funds to help those with cancer.

Macmillan Cancer Support’s annual Bure Valley Railway Walk will take place on Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10.

The charity, which celebrates its centenary this year, hopes to raise money to continue to help local people living with cancer.

Walkers taking part will take a three, six or nine mile route, each of which runs alongside the Bure Valley Railway’s track between Aylsham and Wroxham.

Each will raise sponsorship for the charity from friends and family and the railway has offered a train driver experience day to the person who raises the highest amount.

Macmillan’s Norfolk fundraising manager Helen Chapman said: “Bure Valley Railway has once again shown fantastic generosity and we’re all hoping their example will help inspire people to really give it their all in our centenary year.

“Every step we take together makes more of a difference than you realise, so let’s make this one as amazing as it can be.”

More than 500 walkers talk part in the event last year, raising thousands for Macmillan Cancer Support. Every year, more than 4,400 people are diagnosed with cancer across Norfolk.

Macmillan offers advice, support and encouragement from initial diagnosis right the way through every cancer patient’s journey.

To register to take part in the walk visit www.macmillan.org.uk/walks, call the Norfolk fundraising office on 01603 724369 or email burevalleywalk@macmillan.org.uk.

Are you taking part in a charity event? Email kate.scotter@archant.co.uk or call 01603 772326.

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