Three people wearing green polo shirts. They are holding up a banner advertising the Macmillan Mile walk which takes place in Bolton on May 20, 2023.

People who have been affected by cancer are invited to take part in the free Macmillan Mile walk in Bolton on May 20.

The event is part of the Greater Manchester Walking Festival and aims to raise awareness of Macmillan Cancer Support’s local services, along with the benefits of exercise before, during and after cancer treatment.

It takes place in Leverhulme Park and is open to anyone who has been affected by cancer, including family, friends and carers. People of all ages and abilities can take part and there will be free refreshments after the walk for everyone who has registered.

Jackie Wright, Macmillan Cancer information and support assistant, has helped to organise the event. She said: “There is plenty of evidence to suggest that walking can help us both mentally and physically. We know that walking aids recovery while also being fun!”

Participants should meet at 10.30am and everyone will set off together. Although the Macmillan Mile is not a fundraising event, people can make donations to the fundraising team.

Sue Summerfield, Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service manager, added: “The Macmillan Mile also aims to raise awareness of the fantastic support that’s available from Macmillan for people living with cancer right across Bolton, not just in hospital or clinical settings but also in the local community.

“Why not come along to this family-friendly event and see for yourself that whatever cancer throws your way, we’re right there with you?”

Register to take part in the Macmillan Mile or contact the Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service on 01204 462442 for more information.

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