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We’re walking for the boys

Posted on March 21 2014 at 11:55:04

Clare and friends

A Cofton Hackett resident has rounded up a group of friends to undertake a 40-mile walk in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.

Clare Southall’s father-in-law, David Dixon, died from the disease last May at the age of 76, after a 10-year battle which saw him undergo various painful treatments.

“David and his wife used to own a caravan near Broadway, and had fond memories of that area,” says Clare. ”When I heard about the Wychavon Way Walk from Droitwich to Broadway, I knew it would be the perfect challenge to raise money and awareness.”

Clare (pictured above, second from right) originally intended to walk by herself, but then asked a few friends to join her. “Before I knew it, more people had approached me with their own stories of lives affected by prostate cancer.

There are now about 20 of us taking part, and I’m hoping to attract even more – the more the merrier!”

The two-day walk, mainly over fields and woodland, takes place on May 17 and 18. The first day’s route is from Droitwich to Pershore, while day two takes in Bredon Hill before the journey concludes in Broadway.

“We’ve been doing a little training to prepare for the full walk, but people can choose to do smaller sections of the whole route,” Clare explains. “On day one, you can do five, 10 or 15 miles, and on day two, either 9.5 or 7.5 miles.”

If you’d like to join the walk, email Clare on .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) – she is asking for a donation of £5 to enter, and is also seeking volunteers to help on check points.

You can also donate at http://www.justgiving.com/walkingfortheboys

“40,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year, yet it receives very little funding – so hopefully we can raise lots of money for all the men and boys in our lives,” adds Clare. 

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