Organisers in the pink after Royston walk raises funds for Breast Cancer charity

PUBLISHED: 12:22 08 March 2016 | UPDATED: 12:28 08 March 2016

Breast Cancer Walk taking place in Royston

Breast Cancer Walk taking place in Royston

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About 100 people decked out in pink walked five miles around Royston to raise money for a breast cancer charity on Saturday.

Breast Cancer Walk taking place in RoystonBreast Cancer Walk taking place in Royston

This year was particularly poignant for the North Herts and South Cambs Breast Cancer Now Group as co-founder Valerie Whyborn explained that it marked 20 years since her mum died from breast cancer on Mother’s Day.

She said: “The walk is a lovely way to bring people together, raise awareness and, of course, vital funds for important research.”

Nia Chilton and Lucy Peters with Benjamin Peters, collect for Breast Cancer in RoystonNia Chilton and Lucy Peters with Benjamin Peters, collect for Breast Cancer in Royston

Her daughter and co-founder Hayley Mckenzie said: “We had a wonderful day, it is always so lovely to see walkers from previous years and to greet new participants and, this year, teams from the local Slimming World Group and Willmott’s Gym.

“Everyone enjoyed the walk and relished the challenge of the hills on the Heath. We all rewarded ourself at the end with some well deserved tea and cake.

Breast Cancer Walk taking place in RoystonBreast Cancer Walk taking place in Royston

“Special thanks go to Willmott’s Gym and September flowers, both of Royston, for their raffle prize donations. Along with a big thank you to all our wonderful walkers, helpers, and the tea-team who worked behind the scenes getting refreshments ready.”

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