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With less than three weeks to go until Walk Ten at Stormont Estate, ‘Give My Head Peace’ star Alexandra Ford, aka Dympna is letting people know that it’s not too late to sign up to help Marie Curie nurses provide more free care to people with terminal illnesses in their own homes.

Taking place on 30th August, it is one of a series of unique 10K summer evening walks followed by celebrations at 17 beautiful venues across the UK.

On arrival at Stormont Estate, which starts at 6pm, participants will be given the opportunity to write a personal message on a candle bag and help light up the night in memory of a loved one.

Following the walk, there will also be a fireworks display, music as well as picnics with face painting and balloon modelling for younger participants. Registration is £10 per person in advance (children go free) and £20 to register on the night. Everyone is encouraged to raise as much as they can to help Marie Curie nurses provide more free care to people with terminal illnesses in their own homes and in the charity’s hospices.

Commenting on the walk, Dympna said: “As you know, I’m not often out of my high heels but for Marie Curie’s Walk Ten it’s yellow t-shirt and pink trainers all the way. Please join me and sign up today to help support such an important cause.”

Suzy McIlveen, Marie Curie Cancer Care’s Fundraising Events Manager for Northern Ireland commented: “We’ve had so much enthusiam locally for Walk Ten and there’s still time to sign up to take part part and support the charity. It’s a fantastic event that combines general exercise, great entertainment and the opportunity to raise money to provide end of life care for local people when they need it most.”

To register for Walk Ten, or for more information, go to www.mariecurie.org/stormont or call 0845 052 4148.

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