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Memorial walk: Wednesday 27th June 2018

Keyworth’s Memorial Walk (The 14th Memorial Walk in aid of Cancer Research UK)

When: Wednesday 27th June 2018

Time: 6.30pm for 7pm start

Where: 5km circuit (approx 1 hour walk), anti-clockwise around the Regatta Lake at the National Water Sports Centre, Holme Pierrepont, Adbolton Lane.

Start: at the blue seats by the Boating Lake Club House

Do you know anyone affected by cancer, past or present? Do you want to show your support as an individual, family or group? Are you, yourself a sufferer? Is the Race for Life too formal for you?  Do you want to bring a wheelchair, back-carrier or pushchair, take a gentle, contemplative stroll or just walk the dog? If yes, then the Memorial Walk is for you. Totally inclusive, children and adults have, in the past, used ingenious methods to get around the lake eg. skipping, skating, walking backwards, unicycling. 

Moira Kelly was diagnosed with breast cancer whilst pregnant. Imagine the shock, and the effect on family, friends and the community. She died in November 2004, at the age of 40 after a brave 11 month battle. A wife to Steve and a working mother to three young girls then aged 6, 4 and 1 - Alice, Emily & Isabel Wong.

Back in 2005, parents at Crossdale Drive Primary School, joined by staff, family, friends and pets, organised the first walk around the lake in Moira’s memory. Since then, community groups, including 4th Keyworth Brownies and 1st Keyworth Scouts have also taken part in this simple, donation-only event which over the years has raised over £10,000 in aid of Cancer Research Fund UK, the world's leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. They continually find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer and are entirely funded by the public. www.cancerresearchuk.org

So dust off those trainers, walking boots, scooters or bikes and join us for the evening. It is an opportunity to reflect and catch up with friends or make new ones. The walk is not just for Moira but for all those carers and sufferers out there. Come rain or shine we will be there. We even provide sweets for those that finish!

Although barriers are now in operation at the country park, the exit barrier will be raised after 6pm, so you won’t need to pay for car parking.

We hope to see you there again this year. Together we can make a difference.

If you can’t make it on the night, you may wish to donate at:

www.justgiving.com/14thmemorialwalk2018

Janet Blakey, Diana Ives, Steve Wong