Cancer charity walk raises more than £2k

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Strong winds and heavy showers failed to dampen the spirits of more than 40 participants who took part in a sponsored walk to help cancer victims.

The annual nine-mile walk was organised by the Bramcote and District sub-branch of the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research Group.

The event, which originally started out as a 25-mile sponsored walk more than 50 years ago, started at the Bramcote home of retired nurse Diane Jones, who is the group’s secretary.

It covered a circular route taking in Ilkeston, Cossall and Stapleford.

The group’s chairman Keith Brown who lives in Stapleford and was diagnosed with leukaemia five years ago, said he was delighted by the support given to the 2014 walk which is eventually expected to bring in a sum exceeding £2,000 for the cause.

Mr Brown said: “Almost everyone taking part in the walk has had their lives transformed either by illnesses of their own or to someone close who has been affected.”

For details about the sponsored walk or to donate to the cause contact Diane Jones on 0115-9258024 or Keith Brown on 0115-8752912.

The research group aism to improve the lives of patients with blood cancers such as leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. It has been working to beat blood cancer formore than 50 years and says it ‘won’t stop until we do’.