I do like to be Beside the Seaside
MORE than 500 generous fundraisers enjoyed a seaside walk in the sunshine to help transform cancer care.
The annual Beside the Seaside Walk for The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity took place at Crosby Coastal Park in perfect conditions.
The walkers enjoyed either a 5k or 8k picturesque route that took them past the famous Antony Gormley Iron Men sculptures on the sand.
People were walking to raise muchneeded funds to help build a new specialist cancer hospital in Liverpool city centre, as well as paying tribute to a friend or family member who has been treated for the disease.
At the end many grabbed a bucket and spade to build a sandcastle and attached a message to loved ones, or to thank staff at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.
As well as walking, those taking part enjoyed games stalls, including Hook-a- Improvements are also planned for Duck and Hoopla while Jolly Jockeys The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in Wirral. brought along their ponies for people to meet and children to enjoy a ride. Mark Parkinson, events manager for Youngsters also enjoyed face painting by The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity, said: the talented Balloontoons. “Today was a fantastic event and we
The ever popular Pooch Parade was would like to thank each and every person back, with Archie the Cockerpoo being who took part – and all the dogs as named best in show out of more than 40 well, of course. entrants. “The conditions were perfect and it
There were also prizes for the Waggiest was fantastic to see everyone having Tail and the Clatterbridge Mascot. such a lovely time while raising vital
The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity is funds to help local people with cancer.” working to raise £15 million for The New To find out more about The Clatterbridge Cancer Hospital Appeal. Cancer Charity or to help with
The hospital, due to open in 2020, will fundraising see www.clatterbridgecc. treat both in and outpatients and will be nhs.uk/charity/home or call 0151 556 a centre of excellence for research. 5566.
Perfect day for a sandcastle
Archie, winner of Best in Show