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Burton cancer charity walk raises close to £3k

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: June 26, 2014

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A CHARITY walk set up to raise money to tackle breast cancer has raked in nearly £3,000.

The FUNd walk, which took place on the Washlands, could now become an annual event similar to the Race for Life events run up and down the country.

The walk, organised by East Staffordshire resident Carolyn Green and supported by East Staffordshire Borough Council, Burton Albion Community Trust and Uttoxeter Lions, raised money for Burton Breast Care Fund.

Mrs Green said: “A significant number of people gave their time to enter and support the event including our committed and dedicated MP Andrew Griffiths who walked the whole route and chatted to the participants, and the East Staffordshire mayor and mayoress opened the event.

“To date we have now raised £2,934.48 and are hoping to have a presentation cheque photo with some of the participants

“I really appreciate the good work we have done.

“I would just like the work undertaken to be recognised for everyone who took part and for those who helped us to put the day together which includes East Staffordshire Leisure Services and Uttoxeter Lions Club, who had 14 volunteer helpers on the day, as well as Burton Albion Community Trust.

“I was delighted that so many local people joined us for one of the walks, the whole day was a huge success and we raised nearly £3,000 for an incredible cause.”

Donations and sponsorship from the walks will go towards supporting Burton’s Breast Care Unit Fund, which raises funds solely for improving the service for all patients with breast problems.

The fund also helps purchase equipment to improve the breast service where hospital finances may not be available.

Robert Hardwick, deputy leader for cultural services, said: “Through its commitment to the healthy borough initiative, East Staffordshire Borough Council was proud to support the FUNd Walk.”

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