Your chance to take part in Breast Cancer Care’s Pink Ribbonwalk

Readers are being offered the chance to join this year's Ribbonwalk
Readers are being offered the chance to join this year's Ribbonwalk

Anyone who would like to support people living with breast cancer can lace up their walking boots and take part in this year’s Breast Cancer Care’s Pink Ribbonwalk.

The walk, sponsored by Santander in association with woman&home, is set to take place at Petworth House on Saturday, June 11.

It has attracted hundreds of walkers over the past few years and, this year, organisers are aiming to have 1,100 people take part.

Walkers can choose either the 10-mile or 20-mile route.

Breast Cancer Care’s ambassador Denise Lewis said: “I loved walking the ten-mile route at Breast Cancer Care’s Pink Ribbonwalk last year.

“I took part in memory of my grandmother and it was a really special and uplifting day.

“Gather your friends, family and colleagues to sign up and make the 2011 events the biggest yet.

“Breast Cancer Care’s essential information and support services ensure no-one faces a breast cancer diagnosis alone.”

One-in-nine women are diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime.

Women taking part in the walk can show their support for a loved one or help others living with breast cancer.

It costs £30 to register and walkers are required to raise a minimum of £175 in sponsorship to help fund Breast Cancer Care’s vital support services.

Pink Ribbonwalks take place at four locations around the UK, all starting and finishing at beautiful and exclusive country houses.

It all starts in Scotland at Scone Palace, in Perthshire, on May 14, followed by Blenheim Palace, on May 21, and Cholmondeley Castle, in Cheshire, on June 4.

The Petworth House walk will finish off the series.

After the walk, there will be a village fête-style celebration, including a barbecue and entertainment.

Anyone who would like to take part as a walker, or register a walking team, can visit www.pinkribbonwalk.org.uk or call 0870 1450101.

To visit the Breast Cancer Care website click on the link to the top right of this story.

Information and advice is also available from the free of charge helpline by calling 0808 8006000.