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Cancer Research UK expects 25% decline in fundraising income as Shine Night Walk Liverpool also cancelled

17/06/2020

Cancer Research UK’s Shine Night Walk in Liverpool has been cancelled for 2020, as organisers urged supporters to take part in their own socially-distanced event instead.

The charity has taken the decision to withdraw all 14 Shine 10K walking events across the UK this year to protect the country’s health as restrictions on mass gatherings caused by the COVID-19 pandemic continue.

This includes Shine Night Walk Liverpool which was due to return to the city with the 10K event on Sunday, August 30. 

Anyone who has already signed up will be contacted directly by the charity.

Cancer Research UK says it expects to see its fundraising income decline by up to 25% in the next financial year as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.


 

Jane Bullock, Cancer Research UK spokesperson in the North West, said:

“We remain tirelessly committed to making progress for people affected by cancer but now more than ever, support from the public will be vital. We simply will not be able to continue funding our life-saving work without it.

“We were delighted to bring Cancer Research UK’s Shine Night Walk back to Liverpool. We were looking forward to the whole community uniting behind this special event and to a fun and inspirational parade of light through the city’s streets to raise money for life-saving research.

“But it is with a heavy heart that we have to announce that it won’t be taking place this year. The safety of our supporters, volunteers, suppliers and staff is however essential.”

She added: “We hope Shine Night Walk will be back for 2021 in Liverpool. But the battle against cancer never stops. That’s why we’d love to invite people to consider taking on their own socially distanced Shine walk and help raise funds.”

People can visit www.shinewalk.org and sign up free for the latest news and updates on how to take on their own Shine walk. Organisers are also inviting participants to join the Shine Walk Your Way community by sharing photos and videos on social media using the hashtag, #ShineWalkYourWay.

Money raised through Shine Night Walk Liverpool helps to make long-term research and pioneering clinical trials possible, leading to new tests and kinder treatments that help save the lives of more men, women and children across the North West. Shine participants can choose to support one of 13 different areas of scientific research. These include prostate cancer, ovarian cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, brain cancer, children’s cancer and leukaemia. Or they can simply give their backing to Cancer Research UK’s overall work.

For more information, visit www.shinewalk.org


 

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