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Miles of fun at Antrim Macmillan Walk

Mayor of Antrim Alderman Roderick Swann joined event organiser Cynthia Cherry (left), Macmillan Fundraising manager Maria Small and Macmillan volunteers David Burke and Raymond McBride at last week's launch of the annual Macmillan Cancer Antrim Walk which will set off this year from the Castle Grounds on June 28th. INAT 20-300JC

Mayor of Antrim Alderman Roderick Swann joined event organiser Cynthia Cherry (left), Macmillan Fundraising manager Maria Small and Macmillan volunteers David Burke and Raymond McBride at last week's launch of the annual Macmillan Cancer Antrim Walk which will set off this year from the Castle Grounds on June 28th. INAT 20-300JC

Macmillan Cancer Support and Antrim Borough Council this week launched their annual Antrim Walk and are encouraging everyone to come out and walk with them on Saturday, June 28.

Macmillan Fundraising Manager, Maria Small said: “The Antrim Walk keeps going from strength to strength and this year’s walk will be even better. We had such a great response from all the walkers last year that we are expecting 150 walkers for this year’s event.

“This year’s route is a six-mile adventure taking in a number of Antrim’s most scenic sites including the Award winning Antrim Castle Gardens and the enchanting grounds of Greenmount College including their Richardson’s Walled Garden.

“There will be something for everyone to enjoy with some well-deserved entertainment and refreshments at the finish line.”

This new six-mile walk will accommodate people of all fitness levels.

Walking is one of the easiest fundraising events you can take part in and all the money raised will be used to help local people with cancer and their families.

Mayor of Antrim, Councillor Roderick Swann encourages everyone to get involved.

“The Borough of Antrim is blessed with many enjoyable and picturesque walking routes and we are delighted to host this year’s walk in our beloved Antrim Castle Gardens, which was recently presented with the RICS award for Tourism & Leisure,” Cllr. Swann said.

He added: “his prestigious award recognises not only the hard work that has gone into the restoration of the gardens, but also puts this beautiful area on the map as a key visitor attraction.

“The Antrim Walk is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy our beautiful surroundings while keeping fit and enjoying a day out with the family.

“Every penny raised is going to a Macmillan Cancer Support who help countless families throughout the Borough and Northern Ireland.

“So, lace up those walking boots, put your best foot forward and let’s get raising some money for this very worthwhile cause.”

All the money raised from The Antrim Walk will be used to fund vital local services including benefits advisers, nurses and other healthcare professionals.

Here’s hoping that everyone across Antrim and further afield will support MacMillan on 28 June.

To register for The Antrim Walk visit www.macmillan.org.uk/walking or call 0300 1000 200.

 

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