HUNDREDS of people are took part in the Pink Ribbon Walk at Blenheim Palace yesterday (15) following two years of cancellations.

The 10- and 20-mile walk, which takes place across the Cotswolds, is to raise money for breast cancer research and support.

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It is one of the charity’s biggest fundraising events having raised more than £14 million since its first walkers crossed the finish line in 2005.

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However the event has been cancelled for the last two years due to the coronavirus pandemic. As a result the charity hopes to see a record number of people walking today so that by 2050, everyone “diagnosed with the disease lives  and is supported to live well”.

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Claire Pulford, associate director and community and events head at Breast Cancer Now, said: “Over the past two years the pandemic forced us to cancel our fundraising events, including our Pink Ribbon Walks, at a time when disruption caused by the pandemic also meant people affected by breast cancer needed us more than ever.

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“Whether it’s a unique venue or breath-taking views you’re looking for, this is a chance to come together with friends and family, or to walk solo, for an enjoyable day while making a real difference to anyone affected by breast cancer.”

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The event kickstarted at 8am yesterday with participants wearing bright pink shirts for the occasion.

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This story was written by Gee Harland, she joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

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