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Clacton: Walkers ready for event to battle cancer
12:00pm Monday 2nd September 2013 in News
A MASSIVE fundraiser will bring campaigners of all ages together in the fight against cancer.
The annual Relay for Life event is set to kick off in Clacton on September 14.
It will bring together hundreds of cancer survivors and supporters in a 24-hour walking relay challenge to raise cash for Cancer Research UK.
More than 400 brave competitors will push on through the night, working in teams to keep someone walking around the track at all times.
That number will include a massive range of walkers, from Laycie-Bluebelle Newton, aged 4, and Joshua Borley, 10, to 64-year-old cancer survivor Pam Curtis.
As well as the walking endurance challenge, the event will feature a giant fun day fete which will go on through the night.
A mass of stalls and activities will be on offer, as well as a bouncy village and a top line-up of local bands, and organisers have urged members of the public to stop by and support the fundraiser.
Organisers have appealed for members of the public to visit the event.
The Relay for Life event will get underway at 12noon on September 14 at Alton Park Junior School, lasting 24 hours.