Sweet theme for stride event to raise funds for Weston Park cancer charity

(From left) Charity Community Fundraiser, Jade Hearsum and Radiographers at Weston Park Hospital Chris Broad and Hannah Mullen get ready to Light the Night

(From left) Charity Community Fundraiser, Jade Hearsum and Radiographers at Weston Park Hospital Chris Broad and Hannah Mullen get ready to Light the Night

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The fifth annual Light The Night torch lit sponsored walk to raise vital funds for the region’s cancer hospital will take place on October 1.

The family event to raise funds for Weston Park Cancer Charity will take place in Ecclesall Woods with a brand new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory theme and a ‘golden ticket’ fundraising initiative, bringing together supporters of the cancer charity on one special night. 

Following a 4.5k route through the picturesque woodland and with an array of themed props along the way, the cancer charity hopes families, friends and colleagues will Light the Night and help them shine bright for the occasion.

Charity fundraising manager, Sarah Cross said, “We are so excited to be holding Light the Night once again this year. It’s such a fantastic family event and an evening that can be enjoyed by all ages alongside hundreds of others walking for a local cause.

“Last year, the event raised an incredible £36,000 and was started by Olympian and Charity Patron, Jessica Ennis- Hill. This year, with a brand new theme, chosen by our supporters via social media, we hope that more people will sign up to the event.”

Weston Park Hospital is one of only a handful of specialist cancer hospitals in England and it treats patients from all over South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and North Derbyshire.

Weston Park Cancer Charity is the dedicated charity for Weston Park Hospital and needs to raise over £2 million this year to help improve the lives of more than 18,000 people fighting cancer across the region.

Last year, Rosie Bowers, 35, from Sheffield was one of the top five fundraisers of the event and got the chance to meet and have her photos taken with Jessica Ennis Hill as well as receive a personal well done.

Rosie, who has raised more than £2,000 for the cancer charity has already signed up for this year’s Light the Night event said: “Last year’s event was absolutely incredible.” 
To sign up visit www.lighthenight.org.uk website.