Midsummer walk places up for grabs

Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson. Picture: Liz Mockler D6618LM

Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson. Picture: Liz Mockler D6618LM

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THERE’S still time to put your best foot forward and sign up for a midsummer march.

Friday’s Midsummer Walk is replacing the popular autumn Midnight Walk which was held as a Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust fundraiser for the past four years.

This month marks the rebirth of that fundraiser with a mile-and-a-half stroll around the lake at Lakeside taking place from 7pm.

Volunteers who come together to host these type of events are hoping that the new-look walk will attract more people to register.

As well as the trek, there promises to be a fun-filled programme of family events with music, entertainment and a fancy dress competition. Prizes will be on offer for the best fancy dress.

War hero Ben Parkinson is going to lead off this year’s Midsummer Walk.

The 28-year-old is thrilled at the chance to support the longstanding cancer charity and hopes to set out on his artificial limbs and then complete the walk in his wheelchair. Ben will be joined on the walk by his mum Diane Dearnie

Funds from the event will go towards future developments at St John’s Hospice in Balby.

For more information contact Carol Spiller on 07776 381 729.

Sponsor forms can be picked up at the Free Press office in Sunny Bar.