It has been revealed that this years 10k Twilight Walk in Inverurie has raised an astonishing £62,000 for Cancer Research UK.
This years Walk, the fifth, takes the the total raised since the event began in 2010 to almost £200,000.
The event took place on Friday, (May 9) when 755 participants of all ages, both men and women, came together to bring a step closer the day when all cancers are cured.
Angie Shearer, one of the event organisers said, “Every year we are overwhelmed by the level of support the Twilight Walk receives, we were blown away with the 755 participants and the astonishing total raised for Cancer Research UK’s world class life saving work!
“I’ve lost my Granny and my auntie to cancer, but we keep fundraising as a family because we know that one day we will win the fight against cancer and with the amazing support of the North East community we will beat cancer sooner.”
Angie’s cousins and Twilight Walk participants Laura and Susan Morrison, who lost their mum Sandra Morrison to cancer in August last year, said “It is such a great experience to be involved in the Twilight Walk and helping raise funds for a charity close to our hearts.
“It is an amazing event and it is inspirational seeing so many people coming together to help make a difference.”
Platinum Sponsors J.G Ross are continuing their support for 2015 and Graeme Ross said “We are extremely proud to support the Twilight Walk, the community spirit is amazing and the total raised is incredible. We can’t wait for next year!”
Thanks to the generous support of the Garioch Sports Centre and staff, the Twilight Walk will take place next year on Friday, May 8, 2015.
To keep informed of next year’s event and see photos from the Twilight Walk, please visit, www.twilight-walk.com or ‘like’ the Facebook page www.facebook.com/twilightwalkinverurie.