Walk Together is the Bowel Cancer UK charity's new five mile sponsored walk to bring people together so that they can show their support for those undergoing treatment, remember loved ones and help stop bowel cancer.
Walk Together events are taking place in London, Edinburgh and Belfast, which are all a bit too far for us Cornish folk to travel, so I thought I would plan my own one here in Newquay, with a little help from the charity along the way.
Walk Together UK details
Date: Saturday 23 September
Registration: from 10.30am
Price: £10 per adult, £3 per child (under 5's go free) or whatever you can afford to donate if walking as a family.
The walk I am planning in Cornwall is not only in memory of Marty but also to show my support to those that are undergoing treatment and to raise awareness of the symptoms - especially in younger people, whist raising money for the Bowel Cancer UK charity.
I have planned the walk along some of Martyn's favourite places in Newquay (route to be revealed on the day) and depending on whether you stop off at the pit stops I will be organising, the walk will take approximately 2 hours and will be dog friendly.
The charity do recommend you do some training over the summer so you find the walk enjoyable. View the training schedule to get yourself fit and prepared for the walk.
Those that join me on the day of the walk will be given a card to pin to your t-shirt so you can write a lovely message about why you are walking and if you are walking for anyone in particular. We would love to read them on the walk and I will be taking photos to share with the charity on the day.
To register for a place on the walk or to support the cause visit:
Anyone taking part in the walk in Cornwall that would like to get sponsorship are more than welcome to. My sponsorship will be donated towards helping on-call firefighter Jason Bragg (aged 26) and his family. You can find out more about this cause here: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/jason-bragg
If you would like to find out more about the other Bowel Cancer UK walks, visit the Walk Together web page for details.
Blog - Never too Young
This blog is to carry on Marty's fighting spirit and help raise awareness of bowel cancer to others. It is also a place for you to share any of the things you have done or are doing in memory of him.