TV presenter Pamela Ballantine, Netflix’s Sex Education star Connor Swindells and TV presenter and walking enthusiast Julia Bradbury are encouraging the nation to join Bowel Cancer UK’s Walk Together in Belfast on Saturday 7 September to help fund the charity’s vital services and lifesaving research in Northern Ireland.
The five mile walk starts at the Lock Keepers Inn and follows the Lagan towpath along the riverside and old canal system through the peaceful and diverse woodlands in Lagan Valley Regional Park. It’s a perfect opportunity to bring people together to show their support for those undergoing treatment, remember loved ones and raise funds to help stop people dying from bowel cancer in the country.
Alternatively, people affected by bowel cancer can host their own Walk Together event somewhere special in their local area. Or take part in a sponsored virtual walk where they can complete five miles in their own time, anytime, during the month of September.
TV presenter, Pamela Ballantine, says: “Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in Northern Ireland but with your help we can change that. As a patron of Bowel Cancer UK, and as someone who has lost friends and relatives to the disease, please save the date and join me in supporting this wonderful event to bring everyone affected by bowel cancer together.”
Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in Northern Ireland. More than 1,100 people are diagnosed with the disease every year in the country.
To sign up to Walk Together in Belfast or receive a fundraising pack with everything you need to hold your own memorable walk, visit: bowelcanceruk.org.uk/walktogether