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Althorp House to Host Marie Curie 10k Twilight Spectacular!!

 

Brush off your walking boots, grab your glow sticks and load up your picnic baskets in support of Marie Curie Cancer Care in Northamptonshire on, Saturday 7th September.

 

Held for the previous three years at Boughton House, which proved hugely successful, this years Northamptonshire Walk Ten comes to one of England’s best-loved historic homes, Althorp. Sitting majestically amidst 1,400 acres of Northamptonshire countryside, Althorp has been home to the Spencer family for five hundred years.

 

Walk Ten is a sponsored twilight 10k walk which will wind it’s way through the stunning Estate beginning at 6pm, followed by an after dark picnic, as participants listen to live music from local band Cousin Avi, and enjoy entertainment from Northampton performing arts academy, New Stars. The evening culminates with a fire extravaganza from local fire POI performers, as we mark 10pm, the time when the majority of Marie Curie nurses begin their evening shifts, entering homes of terminally ill patients to provide care for them and their families throughout the night.

 

This year Walk Ten Althorp House is supported by Homeserve, as well as Heart Four Counties FM, who will be supporting the event on the night by sending their Heart Angels along, who will be hosting their Mini Alfresco Zone and providing lots of other family entertainment.

 

Northamptonshire Nurse Ambassador, Irene Booker, who will be in attendance on the 7th September said; “Most people, if asked, would say they want to be at home when they die, safe in the arms of their loved ones. As well as caring for the patient, a big part of our job involves supporting their family through this difficult time. Everyone deserves the best care, especially when they’re dying.”

 

“We all know somebody who has been touched by cancer, and Walk Ten is a wonderful way for the whole family to salute those who have gone before, whilst also helping Marie Curie nurses like me, care for more terminally ill patients in Northamptonshire. This year alone, Marie Curie Cancer Care nurses aim to offer over 5,000 hours of care in the county, and with this years walk aiming to generate over £60,000, which equates to 3,000 hours of care, you can see the importance of this fundraising event.”

The walk is for all ages, under 16’s walk for free and everyone who takes part in Walk Ten receives a Walk Ten t-shirt to wear on the night. It’s also a dog friendly event, so our four legged friends are more than welcome.

 

Registration for the event is now open and people can sign up at www.mariecurie.org.uk/althorp  or by calling 0845 0524184. Numbers for the event are limited, with no on the night registrations, so entry is strictly on a first come first served basis, so sign up early to avoid disappointment.

For further information, please contact:

Edwin Turnham on 01604 442313 or

edwin.turnham@mariecurie.org.uk

 

 

 

 

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