The Bloodwise Exeter to Exmouth charity walk is taking place on Sunday 15th October 2017.
September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, with Leukaemia and Lymphoma being the most common cancers in children, so the walk aims to raise the profile of both campaigns.
Information Analyst Jamie Lynde, who is taking part in the walk explains: “Bloodwise are the UK’s fourth largest medical research charity, and are devoted entirely to researching for better understanding and treatments of the many types of blood cancer, as well as supporting patients and their families on their journey (I had never heard of them until I became ill!).
“This year we’re walking from Exeter Quay to Exmouth. The Puffing Billy at Exton will give walkers a free soft drink and a 20% discount on food if you would like your lunch there. We’re also going to have free flapjacks courtesy of Devonvale, a local baker (Teressa Allen’s mum- Teressa is the Cluster Performance Manager for Acute Surgery). And if Exmouth is a bit too far to walk you can always get the train back to Exeter from Exton or Lympstone.
“I have a link to my annual fundraising page , but essentially it’s a really good excuse to get out and get some exercise, on a nice route, and meet some interesting people!”
To find out more or to sign up visit the website.