Macmillan Cancer Support are raising funds for their Hampshire Branch by organising a walk on Sunday May 6th.
"This walk is taking place in one of the most beautiful parts of the country -all around Ecchinswell and Sydmonton, in the countryside immortalised by the book and film "Watership Down". There is a 7 mile or a 12 mile option, and there are several pubs on the walk and a number of picnic areas."
"A form can be got by ringing 01264 343813, and it costs £5 per adult to enter. Once you are registered, you will be sent a full pack with all the details."
More than 5800 people are diagnosed with cancer in Hampshire every year, and they benefit from 82 Macmillan professionals - nurses, doctors, therapists and benefit advisers.
Macmillan is there for people with cancer, their families and friends to talk, listen and understand what they are going through. Macmillan supports a network of self-help and support groups around the country.
Having cancer can bring extra costs – hospital parking and travelling expenses, extra heating, different clothes. Macmillan can help – last year they gave over £97,300 in Macmillan grants to people in Hampshire, to help with some of these costs. Macmillan believes no one should be financially deprived as a result of their illness.
The Macmillan CancerLine provides free information and emotional support for people living with cancer and now has the Macmillan YouthLine, especially for people aged 12-21.
Macmillan is planning to raise £756,000 in Hampshire to build on these servcies and fund a Macmillan nurse in Portsmouth, two Macmillan nurses at Basingstoke Hospital and two Macmillan nurses at Southampton Hospital.
"Aurelia and I will be going on this walk and look forward to a good turnout from all those who want a healthy day out in the countryside and want to help Macmillan with their fundraising."