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Twilight Walk makes a return in Inverurie for Cancer Research UK


By David Porter

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Volunteer organisers of Inverurie’s 10k Twilight Walk are pleased to announce that the Twilight Walk will take place at 10pm on Friday, May 6 after two years on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Graeme Ross of sponsors J G Ross and Angie Shearer pictured back in 2020 just before the event was put on hold. Picture; David Porter
Graeme Ross of sponsors J G Ross and Angie Shearer pictured back in 2020 just before the event was put on hold. Picture; David Porter

The event will start and finish at the Garioch Sports Centre.

The event first took place in Inverurie in 2010 and has raised £330,000 for Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work.

Angie Shearer one of the organisers said: “The 10th year of the Twilight Walk was an amazing milestone to reach in 2019 and we are always so grateful for the support of the community, the Garioch Sports Centre and our main sponsor J.G Ross (Bakers) Ltd.

"Due to the pandemic we reverted to hosting some online events.

"We held the 10/10/10 challenge in October 2020 and raised over £5000.

"We then hosted the 100km challenge and encouraged participants to clock up their miles by May 2021.

"We were astonished by the support and raised over £107,000.”

The Twilight Walk returns to Inverurie for 2022
The Twilight Walk returns to Inverurie for 2022

In May last year the family organisers behind the Twilight Walk reached the grand milestone of £1 million pound raised for Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work.

Angie said: "We started the walk in 2010 to mark 10 years since we lost my granny Thompson to cancer.

"In June 2020 we lost my granda Thompson to cancer, and prior to that we lost my auntie Sandra Morrison and uncle Ian Thompson, so there is always a reason to keep fundraising and support the world class research of Cancer Research UK.”

Angie was invited to the Cancer Research UK Flame of Hope Awards at the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh in November 2021 to receive an Honorary Fellowship for her dedication to the charity for the past 20 years.

The Twilight Walk is a great community event, with a fantastic positive atmosphere and spirit on the night and everyone is encouraged to join in! For anyone concerned about Covid-19, numbers look likely to be smaller than previous years, so groups of family and friends taking part can be spread out and distanced throughout the walk.

Online registration is now open at www.entryhub.co.uk or participants can email the organisers at twilightwalk@hotmail.co.uk .

The walk is open to men and women aged 13 and over.

For any other information about the Twilight Walk please contact Angie Shearer on 07793 713927.


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