A group of friends from Ellesmere Port enjoyed a sponsored walk around Liverpool so much they’re going back for more of the same later this year.
Sue Swain and her pals have signed up for their second Maggie’s Culture Crawl, which is billed as “a part night-walk, part cultural adventure”.
The event gives participants a chance to see Liverpool in a new light as they walk 10km and get exclusive night-time access to some of the city’s cultural landmarks.
Money raised will go to Maggie’s, a charity which provides free practical and emotional support for people living with cancer.
Sue said it was very much a last-minute decision to do the last walk – but one she did not regret.
“I saw the advert asking for volunteers on the night and, having never heard of Maggie’s, asked my daughter if she wanted to come with me,” explained Sue.
“Somehow she managed to convince me that we should do the Culture Crawl ourselves. I felt it important to support a charity that is local to us and having visited myself have seen the fantastic work that they do. So we did, along with my niece and two friends.”
Sue added: “It was a wonderful atmosphere, walking, talking, laughing with everyone and knowing we were all there to raise awareness of this wonderful charity. The miles just slipped away!
“So if you’re thinking about joining us this year I’d say, ‘Dont think about it! Do it!’ You won’t be disappointed.”
This year’s Culture Crawl takes place on Friday, September 29. Venues confirmed include the ‘bombed out’ St Luke’s Church, Liverpool Medical Institution and the Victoria Museum and Gallery.
All of the money raised will help ensure the Merseyside Maggies Centre at Clatterbridge continues to provide free, professional support to all those living with cancer who need it across the region.
Registration is £15 (early bird) and participants are asked to aim to raise £80.
A fundraising pack full of ideas to make sure each walker reaches their target will be available from Maggie’s Merseyside or online.
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