Patron to take part in walk

WELL-KNOWN Carnoustie fund-raiser, Petra McMillan, patron for Dundee and Angus of Marie Curie Cancer Care, will take part in the charity’s ‘Walk Ten’ at Hill of Tarvit, near Cupar, Fife, next Saturday, August 4.

This is the second annual walk to take place at Hill of Tarvit, a venue that holds a very special place in the charity’s heart. The mansion house homed Marie Curie Cancer Care’s first ever hospice wing, opened in 1952.

Walk Ten is a series of unique 10k walks followed by celebrations taking place at beautiful venues across the UK, sponsored by home emergency insurer HomeServe.  

Following the walk, for which registration starts at 6 p.m., there will be fireworks, music and a picnic to celebrate the work of Marie Curie Nurses. There is also an opportunity to go into the mansion house for a nominal donation of £1 to the National Trust for Scotland. The trust will also be providing a barbecue to help participants refuel after the walk.

Registration is £10 per person in advance (children go free) and £20 to register on the night. Everyone is encouraged to raise as much as they can to help Marie Curie Nurses provide free care to people with terminal illnesses in their own homes and in the charity’s hospices.

To register or for more information, go to www.mariecurie.org.uk/walkten or call 08700 340 040.