MSP to launch charity walk in Dalkeith

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This Saturday (August 31), Midlothian MSP Colin Beattie (SNP) will oversee around 1,000 fundraisers as they set-off to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

The charity’s Walk Ten Edinburgh and Lothians event is to be launched at Dalkeith Country Estate.

The 10k walk will raise funds for local Marie Curie Nurses and services.

It will be followed with a picnic and live music, as well as a fireworks display (at 10pm) to pay tribute to Marie Curie Nurses who will be starting their night shifts.

Ahead of the event, Mr Beattie said: “Marie Curie Cancer Care is one of the Scotland’s leading charities providing high quality nursing care, totally free, to give people with terminal illnesses the choice of dying at home, supported by their families.

“Saturday promises to be a night of celebration and reflection, as supporters get the chance to pay tribute to the dedication of Marie Curie Nurses as well as thank them for the work they do.

“I am looking forward to setting off the Marie Curie supporters on their walk in the beautiful surroundings of Dalkeith Country Estate. The Walk Ten event promises to be a really enjoyable night and the money that the participants raise will allow Marie Curie to continue to provide fantastic support and help to the people of Edinburgh and the Lothians.”