Walkers needed to take part in blood cancer charity event

Helen Tait and Joan Learmonth teaming up with Berwick Camer Club to raise money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma reseach with a charlty calendar
Helen Tait and Joan Learmonth teaming up with Berwick Camer Club to raise money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma reseach with a charlty calendar

With just more than three weeks to go until the sixth annual Holy Island Forget Me Not walk, organisers are encouraging people to sign up.

Organised by the North Northumberland fund-raising group for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, this year’s charity walk takes place on Sunday, September 28.

The five-mile circular route is suitable for families and takes in stunning views including Lindisfarne Castle, the harbour and the picturesque village of Holy Island.

Helen Tait, of the north Northumberland fund-raising group, said: “This will be the sixth year that we have done the walk, and we have always been well supported in the local community.

“It’s not just about raising money, it’s also about raising the profile of the charity and having a great day in the process. When you see that river of red T-shirts walking round the island, it’s really quite something.

“We chose Holy Island because I grew up there – it’s one of the most beautiful, iconic places in Northumberland.”

The walk, which will start at 10.30am, is suitable for families, but not for buggies, as there are a few stiles and kissing gates.

Participants can be sponsored to complete the walk, but are equally welcome just to pay the entry fee and walk without sponsorship.

There are plenty of cafés and pubs on the island for refreshments and the causeway is open from 9.20am until 3.55pm on the day.

It is £7.50 for an adult and £5 for a child to take part or £20 for a family of four and the cost includes a red charity T-shirt.

For more information, email organiser Helen Tait at helentaitnorth@hotmail.co.uk or phone 01289 302501.