Louise Dawson
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Louise Dawson

Carsington Water Walk raises £1,500

Louise Dawson
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Louise Dawson
01 Aug 2016

Eight mile walk raises £1,500 to beat blood cancer

The first Carsington Water Walk to beat blood cancer took place on Sunday 17 July raising over £1,500. A total of 45 walkers turned out on what was to be one of the hottest days of the year so far and completed the eight mile route around the Derbyshire reservoir near Ashbourne.

Following the walking and cycling route clockwise around the water’s edge, participants walked past nature reserves, along forest paths and finished along the spectacular dam. On registering, Bloodwise t-shirts were given to all walkers along with a much needed bottle of water and snack. Homemade cakes and juice awaited all the walkers on their return.

Everyone who walked had been affected in some way by blood cancer, whether they were or had been treated themselves, or were walking in support of or in memory of a loved one. Whatever their connection, everyone was walking for the same reason – to one day beat blood cancer.

The bright sunny weather and warm temperature added to everyone’s enjoyment of the day and on behalf of Bloodwise, a huge thank you goes to everyone who took part and volunteered to make the day a success. A few walkers sent in their thoughts to show their appreciation:

Lovely day for walk round Carsington water. Very enjoyable. Thank you Louise and team for organising it.’ 

‘On behalf of all blood cancer patients, thank you one and all from the bottom of my heart for making a difference. You and your lovely army of volunteers, you are all doing amazing work, most of all saving lives.’