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12:00am 22nd April 2011

A leading cancer charity is urging people across Yorkshire to take on the 2.5 mile walk across the Humber Bridge to raise £10,000 to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.

Macmillan Cancer Support hopes at least 300 people will sign up to take part in the walk across the Humber Bridge on Sunday 22nd May.

The Humber Bridge Walk is just one of a string of walks Macmillan has organised as part of its Miles for Macmillan walking programme, which has been launched in partnership with Boots UK.

The charity and Boots UK want people across the country to get active and explore their towns, cities and countryside by taking part in the challenge.

Macmillan's fundraising manager for the area, Sally Millington said:

“This will be a great event and I know that everyone who comes along will have a wonderful day.

“The Humber Bridge is an iconic landmark, and the views as you walk across are stunning and you can't beat the fantastic feeling you'll get walking as part of a group who are all there to raise money for people affected by cancer.

“A 2.5 mile walk shouldn’t be too difficult and anyone who is moderately fit should be able to take part.

“If you're a regular at the gym then the beautiful scenery and fresh air will probably be a welcome change and you’ll be motivated by the fact that every step you take will be helping people affected by cancer.”

“Going walking is one of the easiest fundraising events you can take part in and all the money raised will be used to help people with cancer and their families.

I hope lots of local people get involved and help us raise the money we need to fund vital cancer services.”

And for those who would prefer creating their own route, it couldn’t be easier.

'If you organise your own walk you can make sure it takes place somewhere you want to go at a time that suits you.

And of course Macmillan will be there to support you every step of the way, providing hints and tips and materials to help promote your event.”

This is the first year Boots has supported Macmillan’s walks programme and their promotion of Miles for Macmillan will make it even bigger. Boots UK is already an important partner of the charity.

Through their long term partnership, they will deliver more ways to access information about living with cancer on the high street, in local communities and online and increase awareness of the breadth of vital services that Macmillan provides.

To find out more about Miles for Macmillan visit here or call 01904 756404

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