Sandringham to host Marie Curie twilight walk

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Walkers are being called on to join the inaugural twilight 10k fundraising walk for Marie Curie Cancer Care’s Norfolk Nursing Service at Sandringham.

Organisers are asking for people to sign up and support Marie Curie, so they can care for more terminally ill patients and their families in their own homes.

Norfolk Nursing Ambassador, Alexandra Evans, said: “Most people, if asked, would say they want to be at home when they die, safe in the arms of their loved ones. Everyone should be able to choose where they die when the time comes.” This year marks the first time Walk Ten has come to West Norfolk, but on August 30 it is set to take place in the grounds of the Royal Estate.

The sponsored twilight 10k walk will begin at 5.30pm, followed by an after-dark picnic, as walkers listen to live music whilst enjoying other live entertainment.

The evening culminates with a spectacular fireworks display, marking 10pm, the time when the majority of Marie Curie nurses begin their evening shifts, entering homes of terminally ill patients to provide care for them and their families throughout the night.

Alexandra added: “Walk Ten is a wonderful way for families and friends to spend time together, knowing they are helping Marie Curie nurses care for more terminally ill patients and their families.”

Registration for the event is now open and people can sign up at or by calling 0845 0524184.