A cancer charity is calling on people in Scotland to put their best foot forward in a five-mile walk to raise funds for vital services and lifesaving research.
Bowel Cancer UK’s Walk Together events usually take place in cities around the country throughout September, with hundreds of people joining together to raise money for the charity.
However due to coronavirus restrictions putting a stop to large-scale events, this year Bowel Cancer UK is encouraging people to do the walk in their own time and in their local area.
Emma McGeever, Scotland fundraising manager for Bowel Cancer UK, said: “The pandemic has sadly called a halt to all of our large events this year, so instead we’re asking people across Scotland to Walk Together their own way this September to show support for those undergoing treatment for bowel cancer and remember loved ones.
“Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in Scotland and the second biggest cancer killer, with more than 1600 people dying from the disease each year in the country.
“Money raised through Walk Together will help to pay for vital research, services and support for those affected by bowel cancer.
“People can do the walk however they please, whether on their own or with a small group of family or friends – just remember to follow government advice on social distancing.”
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