Holy Island walk for blood cancer

The ninth Holy Island Forget Me Not Walk to raise money for Bloodwise, formerly Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, takes place on Sunday.

Friday, 22nd September 2017, 09:38 am
Updated Wednesday, 27th September 2017, 10:42 am
Forget Me Not Walk 2016

Almost 100 people have already signed up to do the walk, starting at Lindisfarne Winery at 11am.

Although online entries have now officially closed, entries on the day are very welcome, just turn up and register by 10.30am. Entries are £10 for adults, £5 for children, and £25 for a family of four, and the entry fee includes a red Bloodwise t-shirt for every walker.

This year the walk is again supported by Northumbrian Water, with free water for all participants, and Berwick Academy is again kindly providing marshals for the route.

The fund-raising group was started by Helen Tait along with family and friends, and this year marks 10 years since Helen’s diagnosis with the aggressive blood cancer acute myeloid leukaemia.

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The date of the walk is very significant as September is blood cancer awareness month.

There are 137 different types of blood cancer and, through the walk and its other activities, the group aims to raise funds and raise awareness for the charity Bloodwise.