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Help the cancer campaign - get walking!

PUBLISHED: 21:00 16 April 2003 | UPDATED: 13:45 03 March 2010

NOT only were those boots made for walking – but they were also made for Raising the Roof!

Dig out those walking boots and take in the breathtaking views of Suffolk and at the same time raise money for a fantastic cause.

NOT only were those boots made for walking – but they were also made for Raising the Roof!

Dig out those walking boots and take in the breathtaking views of Suffolk and at the same time raise money for a fantastic cause.

The Evening Star's Raise the Roof campaign is aiming to raise £100,000 to top off a project by Cancer Campaign in Suffolk to build a cancer information centre at Ipswich Hospital.

There is a choice of walks – see Suffolk's beautiful Heritage coast, walk along the River Stour estuary or along the River Orwell.

If you're feeling really energetic and want to raise loads of money then you could always do all three.

The first walk is the 21st Heritage Coast Walk on May 4 which has a choice of 26 miles, 14 miles or six miles.

You can run or walk as long as you start and finish at Thorpeness.

But if a river walk is more your style, the second annual Mayflower Walk is going ahead on May 25, taking you along 13.8 miles beside the River Stour and then alongside the Tendring Peninsular.

There is also a shorter route of six miles, but entries must be in by April 30.

And on June 22 it is the turn of the Orwell Walk with a choice of walks over a four, 11, 18 or 25 mile route.

So far £210,000 has been raised to build the Cancer Education and Information Centre for Suffolk.

Gina Cooper is secretary and fundraiser to the CCIS. She said: "We are now on the last leg towards out target and we are now very hopeful that we will be able to start work on the project by the Autumn."

The centre will mean that people from all sectors of the community, particularly cancer patients and their families can find out all the information they need about the disease.

It will also help people spot symptoms early, meaning they are easier to treat and hopefully giving a better chance of cure.

Details of the walks can be obtained by phoning Gina Cooper on 01728 723725 or by email to info@cancerinsuffolk.co.uk.

n. Let the Evening Star know about your fundraising efforts for Raise the Roof by calling the news desk on 01473 324789 or email StarNews@eveningstar.co.uk.

Donations can be made payable to Raise the Roof and sent to Geraldine Thompson, Editor's Secretary, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AN.


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