Marie Curie is encouraging people in Edinburgh and the Lothians to get together with friends and family and walk 10k around Dalkeith Country Park.
The charity ‘Walk to Remember’ event is to take place on on Saturday, August 1, to raise money for people living with a terminal illness. After the walk, which starts at 6.30pm participants and their friends are invited to enjoy an evening of celebrations as the sun goes down, including fireworks, live music and picnics.
Registration is £10 per person (children under-16 go free; on the night adult registration is £20) and there is a minimum fundraising ask of £100, which pays for five hours of care from Marie Curie.
All funds raised will help Marie Curie provide care and support to people living with a terminal illness and their loved ones in the local area, whether that’s at home, or in the Marie Curie Hospice, Edinburgh.
Stacy Rowan, Events Manager at Marie Curie, said: “Walk to Remember is a great opportunity to get together with friends and family, and think of loved ones that have passed away, whilst taking in some of the country’s beautiful scenery.
“By signing up for Walk to Remember at Dalkeith Country Park and reaching the fundraising target, you’ll be helping Marie Curie provide expert care, guidance and support to help people living with a terminal illness get the most from their time.”
Thousands throughout the country will be walking in memory of a loved one. You can sign up in pairs or groups and enjoy the evening, the memories and the walk itself with your family and friends. It’s a way of doing something good while celebrating someone you love. And at 10km long, or just over six miles, the walks are suitable for all and you won’t need to do any training.
The evening will end with a speech from a Marie Curie Nurse. Register now for your Walk to Remember, or for more information call 0845 052 4184.