Walk 10 for Marie Curie

Launching the Marie Curie Walk Ten are U105 presenter Carolyn Stewart, Ulster rugby player Niall O'Connor and regional fundraising events manager Suzy McIlveen.

Launching the Marie Curie Walk Ten are U105 presenter Carolyn Stewart, Ulster rugby player Niall O'Connor and regional fundraising events manager Suzy McIlveen.

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MARIE CURIE has issued a call for people to sign up to its annual sponsored walk.

The ‘Walk Ten’ takes place at the Ulster American Folk Park in Omagh on August 17 and at the Stormont estate on August 31 and helps raise vital funds for the cancer charity.

Rugby star Niall O’Connor and U105 DJ and presenter Carolyn Stewart have donned their walking shoes to encourage people across Northern Ireland to sign up.

Suzy McIlveen, events manager for Marie Curie Cancer Care, said: “Walk Ten is a wonderful occasion, giving people the chance to walk 10k in stunning surroundings, but also to recognise the dedication of Marie Curie Nurses.

“There’s a festival atmosphere at the end of every walk, making it a fun evening to spend with friends and family.

“Last year, Walk Ten participants helped raise over £400,000 for the charity, enabling Marie Curie Nurses to provide 20,000 hours of free care to people with terminal illnesses in their own homes and in the Marie Curie Hospice.

“We hope as many people as possible will sign up for the Walk Ten events in Belfast and Omagh to help even more terminally ill patients and their families.”

Registration is £10 per person and children go free to sign up visit the Marie Curie website or call 08700 340 040.