Test yourself on Glens of Antrim charity walk

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People from all over Mid and East Antrim are being asked to support Cancer Focus Northern Ireland by taking part in the Glens of Antrim challenge walk later this months.

The charity is calling all walkers to put their best foot forward and take part walk on Sunday, April 24 at Glenariff Forest Park.

Jillian Wallace, Challenge Events Officer for Cancer Focus NI, said: “This challenge really is open to everyone as there are three distances available to suit all abilities.

”All three walks will be led by experienced guides and will start and finish at Glenariff Forest Park with the toughest being an 18 mile hike over forest trails, roads and mountain terrain. There is also a 12 mile walk over a similar, but easier route, and a 6 mile walk along the main forest trails.

“We are encouraging people of all ages and all levels of fitness to take part to help raise vital funds for Cancer Focus NI. This will truly be a wonderful walk allowing participants to take in some spectacular local sights including the stunning waterfalls, scenic forest trails and the prominent peak of Lurigethan.”

Cancer Focus NI is a local charity committed to tackling cancer by supporting cancer research, providing services for cancer patients and their families and by advising people how to lower their risk of the disease.

Jillian said: “Our work in the community includes cancer support groups, a free helpline on 0800 783 3339, a bra-fitting service for women who’ve had breast surgery, art therapy, creative writing and other therapeutic and complementary services.”

To find out more information about this exciting challenge please call Cancer Focus NI on 028 9066 3281 or email events@cancerfocusni.org or to register online please visit www.cancerfocusni.org. The registration fee is £20 and the suggested minimum sponsorship is £60.