Step up to ensure Cancer patients never have to walk alone

Wessex Cancer Trust has launched ‘My Wessex Way’, a month-long walking challenge designed to help you start 2019 on the right track, while raising money to support local people living with cancer.

 The challenge is inspired by the Wessex countryside and the long distance path ‘Great Wessex Way’ which runs between Salisbury and Lyme Regis. Entrants will need to cover the 165 miles within January, averaging 10,000 steps or five miles a day. The distance can be tracked either with an app or a tracker sheet.

Laura Beavis, Wessex Cancer Trust’s events manager, said:

Lots of us have good intentions about getting fit as soon as the last mince pie has been eaten, but we know New Year’s resolutions can wane quite quickly! We want this to be enjoyable and achievable, so it’s a virtual challenge which can be completed wherever and whenever you choose. We’d love as many people as possible to get active this January and dust off their walking boots whilst raising as much money as possible to help local people living with cancer. Just £25 can pay for one counselling session which can make a huge difference to someone’s life.

Registration is £5, with a sponsorship target of £100. Participants will receive a medal upon completion.

All of the money raised will be used to provide practical and emotional support to people living with cancer in Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight.

For more information and to register, click here

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