Walkers in Chirk help lead way for appeal


Staff reporter (Leader Live)

FANATICAL fundraisers strode out to support an appeal after joining in a sponsored walk.

More than 140 people took part in the 10km walk from the National Trust’s Chirk Castle before going along the area’s lanes and past historical landmarks such as Thomas Telford’s aqueduct and viaduct.

It was hosted by Oswestry’s Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopedic Hospital in aid of its current Bone Cancer Centre Appeal.

The appeal is aiming to raise £500,000 towards the cost of the new £2 million bespoke unit that will benefit more than nine million patients. It will include en-suite rooms, treatment areas and a garden reflection space.

Organiser Annie Kerr, an employee at the hospital, said it is hoped the event raised more than £2,000.

She said: “I was pleasantly surprised by the number of people who attended. You never know how many people will come along, but on this occasion som e people had registered in advance, while others turned up on the day.”

Annie, who works in the Studies Group Research Department, said she got involved soon after the appeal was launched. Having hosted several walks at the castle for the Chirk branch of Cancer Research UK, she was happy to organise the weekend walk with the co-operation of the National Trust.

“Walks are a good way of raising money because so many people have family or friends who have been affected by cancer they go the extra mile to support cancer causes,” she added.

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