350 step out to show their support for cancer charity

Get me a doctor! Some walkers were in fancy dress, including this team taking its cue from the medics
Get me a doctor! Some walkers were in fancy dress, including this team taking its cue from the medics

MORE than 350 adults and children joined the Walk as One in the fight against cancer in Sheffield.

Cancer survivors and their families and those who have lost a loved one to the disease were among those stepping out on Sunday in aid of the Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.

Many paraded around Don Valley Stadium in fancy dress after Sheffield-born actor Junade Khan, who played Ash Roy in TV soap Hollyoaks, and former Premiership and international football referee Uriah Rennie started the 5k event.

Among the walkers was Linda Kearney, aged 51, of Gleadless, who was with husband Steven, sister Julie, of Hackenthorpe, stepdaughter Lorna, granddaughter Lydia-Grace and nephew Jason.

Linda’s grandmother died of breast cancer in 1962 and years later both her mother Margaret and sister Julie survived the disease.

She said: “When three family members have battled with cancer, it really brings it home just how many people are affected by the disease.

“We are Walking as One to raise money to support the fantastic work of Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity, not just for the help it gave us, but for the help it will give to present and future cancer sufferers and their families.”

Charity director Rachel Thorpe said: “It was such an inspiration to see so many people from all walks of life, joining together and walking as one in the fight against cancer.”