This year’s Twilight Walk in aid of our Maggie’s Centre will be the ninth for the popular fundraiser.
And organisers Doreen Gray and her family, who started up the event in memory of a friend they lost to cancer, are hoping it will be the best yet.
Every year since the event started with just a small group of family and friends, it has grown. Last year was its best yet, with around 300 people taking part, raising almost £20,000 to help support people diagnosed with cancer as well as their family and friends.
Registration is now open for this year’s event on May 30, which will again start off from the Lomond Centre in Glenrothes.
Walkers can choose to do either a 1, 5 or 10 mile course through the streets of Glenrothes, so people of all fitness levels can take part, and four-legged friends can join in too.
Louise Duncan, fundraising organiser for Maggie’s Fife who is helping with the organisation, said: “The atmosphere in 2014 was electric. The walkers were started by depute Provost Kay Morrison giving some encouraging words, and as they set off Resonate drumming band gave them an amazing send-off. Everyone had such a great time. It is lovely to see so many people supporting Maggie’s and the work we do with people who are living with cancer in Fife.”
I’m so proud of all that the walk has achieved so far, and so privileged to be part of the volunteer group that organises itDoreen Gray
Doreen Gray said: “I’m so proud of all that the walk has achieved so far, and so privileged to be part of the volunteer group that organises it. I know there are many people who have been on their own cancer journey or who lost loved ones like I have, who feel that the community spirit of the walk gives them a place to remember loved ones and to celebrate life.”
Registration is £7.50 for adults and £5 for under 16s. The walk begins at 7.30 p.m. with registration from 6.30. Register online at www.maggiescentres.org/twilightwalk2015 or pick up a form from Louise at the Maggie’s centre.