Plea for people to support Macmillan Cancer walk between Aylsham and Wroxham after drop in numbers of entries
Organisers are urging people to sign up for an annual sponsored walk for a cancer charity as it suffers a slump in registrations.
The walk alongside the Bure Valley Railway in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support attracted more than 500 people last year, and is a key fundraiser for the charity's work in support people with cancer and their families.
Its fundraising manager Helen Chapman said entries were down for the event which takes place on Saturday and Sunday April 21 and 22 and people were finding it harder to get sponsorship.
But she called on people to sign up, and to contact her team who could give fundraising tips.
The walk offers the choice of 12 different walks between Aylsham and Wroxham, with a ride back to base on the narrow gauge railway.
They include a three-mile walk for weekend strollers, a six-miler for those wanting more of a challenge and a nine-mile route for the keen walker.
With more than 5,000 people a year being diagnosed with cancer in Norfolk, Macmillan needed support to grow its services said Mrs Chapman.
- 1 Norfolk village named among poshest places to live in the UK
- 2 Meet the man behind a morbid new craze
- 3 A47 reopens after serious crash
- 4 New operators take over at council-owned leisure centre
- 5 Long stretch of A47 closed overnight due to crash
- 6 Norwich venue offering Afternoon Cheese and it looks incredible
- 7 Norfolk pub gets booked up every Sunday for its roast dinner platters
- 8 Renewed objections to demolition of pub empty for a decade
- 9 Jailed in Norfolk: Flytippers and paedophiles
- 10 Restaurant owner 'excited' as Norwich street is permanently pedestrianised
For information about the event visit macmillan.org.uk/walking, or contact Helen Chapman on 077935 79365. For cancer information and support, contact the Macmillan Helpline on 0808 808 00 00.