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Step out for a Winter Woolly Walk in Portstewart to support local kids with cancer

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Kick off the winter blues - it's time for a Winter Woolly Walk! The McGeehan family from County Tyrone are encouraging families from across the country to step out on 25th February 2017 for Cancer Fund for Children's Winter Woolly Walk. The family were supported by Cancer Fund for Children after their daughter/sister Cassie (centre) was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2010. The family are encouraging others to join them at their local walk and raise funds to support other families affected by cancer. To sign up for Winter Woolly Walk, go to www.cancerfundforchildren.com or call 028 9080 5599.
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Heather Moore, from Bushmills, and Chair of Cancer Fund for Children’s Causeway Fundraising Support Group is urging locals to put February 25 in their diaries for a woolly great family day out in aid of local families affected by cancer.

Cancer Fund for Children’s annual Winter Woolly Walk, which is sponsored by NI4Kids, will take place at eight scenic locations across Northern Ireland on February 25, including the local walk in Portstewart.

The fun-filled event taking place on Porstewart Strand is the perfect excuse to kick of those winter blues and rally the family together for a great day out in the fresh air, whilst also raising funds for the charity that supports local families whose lives are devastated by cancer.

This will be the second year the Causeway Support Group have supported the Winter Woolly Walk in Portstewart. Encouraging locals to step out in support of the charity, Chairperson Heather Moore said:

“The Winter Woolly Walk is a fantastic way to kick off the winter blues, by getting your family and friends out in the fresh winter air to raise funds to support local families living with cancer.

“The local walk on Portstewart Strand is absolutely stunning and the perfect place to enjoy a lovely family day out on the beach together. I would encourage as many people as possible to lace up their trainers, wrap up warm and come out to help us make this year’s walk the best yet.”

Cancer Fund for Children fundraiser and mum to two young boys, Naomi Braithwaite, added:

“Each walk ranges from three to five miles so is the perfect distance for all the family to enjoy. There will be plenty of warm refreshments to heat cold hands and fun family activities on the day so I would encourage everyone to wrap up and come join us on February 25. I’d also like to take this opportunity to extend a massive thank you to everyone in the Causeway Support Group for their help with organising the walk.”

This year, Cancer Fund for Children hope to raise over £30,000 from the Winter Woolly Walk. The charity relies on fundraising activity such as Winter Woolly Walk in order to continue its vital work which includes providing practical, emotional and financial support to local families affected by cancer as well as free short therapeutic breaks.

Cancer Fund for Children understands the devastating impact a cancer diagnosis and treatment can have on the whole family. Their team of experienced Specialists helps families cope with the impact cancer has on their lives supporting them during and after treatment and sadly in some cases, bereavement.

As well as the Winter Woolly Walk in Portstewart, there are seven other walks taking place at locations across the country. They include Lurgan Park, Tollymore Forest Park in Newcastle, Lagan Towpath, Belfast, Antrim Castle Gardens, Antrim, St Columb’s Park in Derry/L’Derry and Drum Manor Forest Park in Cookstown.

Registration is from 10am with walks starting at 10.30am, except Tollymore which will start at 10am.

For more info and to register call 028 9080 5599 or go to www.cancerfundforchildren.com/events. Keep an eye on our website cancerfundforchildren.com and Facebook page for Winter Woolly updates. Don’t forget to keep checking the NI4KIDS magazine, website and social media sites for more Winter Woolly news and an exciting competition.

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