Night walk raises £26k-plus for cancer charity

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A walk around the streets of Brechin to take steps to end cancer has raised more than £26,000 for charity in its first year.

More than 300 people put their walking shoes on for the inaugural City v Cancer Night Walk last month, which was in aid of Cancer Research UK.

And plans are afoot to bring the event back to Brechin in 2017.

Catherine Jack, one of the organisers, said: “We announced our total on Saturday night as £26291.28, and with money still coming in we know the total will rise.”

Walkers paid £10 to sign up, and were encouraged to raise more money if possible.

The event took place on Saturday, August 26, departing from Glebe Park, home of Brechin City Football Club.

Walkers were given a goodie bag containing candle bags to light in memory of someone who lost their fight with cancer or to dedicate to someone who has been given the all clear or someone still fighting.

The City v Cancer Night Walk walk will return next year on September 1.

For more information about the event visit www.cityvcancernightwalk.com

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