Walkers needed to make charity event a success

The Holy Island Forget Me Not walk takes place on September 28.

The Holy Island Forget Me Not walk takes place on September 28.

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With just over three weeks to go until the sixth annual Holy Island Forget Me Not walk, organisers are encouraging people to sign up.

Organised by the North Northumberland fundraising group for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, this year’s charity walk takes place on Sunday, September 28.

The five mile, circular route is suitable for families, and takes in stunning views including Lindisfarne Castle, the harbour and the picturesque village of Holy Island.

Helen Tait from the Fundraising Group said: “This will be the sixth year that we have done the walk, and we have always been well supported in the local community.

“It’s not just about raising money, it’s also about raising the profile of the charity, and having a great day in the process.

“When you see that river of red tshirts walking round the island, it’s really quite something.

“We chose Holy Island because I grew up there - it’s one of the most beautiful, iconic places in Northumberland.”

Over the last five year’s the Forget Me Not walk has raised thousands for blood cancer research. The walk, which will start at 10.30am, is suitable for families, but not for buggies, as there are a few stiles and kissing gates. Participants can be sponsored, but are equally welcome just to pay the entry and walk without sponsorship.

It is £7.50 for an adult and £5 for a child to take part or £20 for a family of four and this includes a red T shirt - as seen in the picture - for each walker.

The annual walk raises money for the Berwick branch of the Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research charity.

For more information, email organiser Helen Tait at helentaitnorth@hotmail.co.uk or phone 01289 302501.

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