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More than 100 in hills charity walk
MORE than 100 people of all ages joined together in Malvern to help make a fund-raising walk in aid of Cancer Research UK a big success.
The 14th annual walk organised by the charity’s Malvern committee took place on Saturday, starting as ever from Castlemorton Common and offering participants a choice of three, six or 11- mile routes.
The youngest participant was two-year-old Martha Worth, who completed the shortest route accompanied by her grandfather Ray Worth, who organises the event every year.
At the other end of the scale was Len Wood, who is well into his 80s and kept up a proud record of taking part in the walk in all but one of the years it has been held.
Walkers were assisted by volunteer marshals along the route and refreshments were available halfway round and at the finish.
It is hoped the event will raise more than £10,000 to add to the £85,000 it has amassed over the years.
Maria Parker, area volunteer manager at Cancer Research UK said, “This is a wonderful much enjoyed local family event, with regular walkers returning year after year to participate and raise funds.
Without the commitment and support of people who participate in these local events we could not continue to fund our vital research which will bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
“We can’t thank them enough for their magnificent efforts.”