Rain failed to stop walkers as they complete walk in West End Park March in aid of Prostate Cancer UK
Around 50 people braved yesterday's (Sunday) rain and wind to take part in a charity walk around West End Park in March.
The event, which was organised by sisters Lou and Katie Goakes in memory of their dad Stephen Goakes, was in aid of Prostate Cancer UK and was part of the charity's 'March for Men' initiative.
Stephen died of the disease and Lou wanted to do something to raise awareness of prostate cancer.
She was partly inspired to do it by her partner Jamie Reynolds and their four-year-old son Ruben.
Lou said: “Having a son made me think about prostate cancer and the fact it is not talked about in the same way as women’s cancers are. I would like to think by the time Ruben has grown up there will be better treatments, or even better, no more prostate cancer."
Sunday's walk, which followed the weekly park run course of three miles, provedsuccessful with the total raised by Lou and her online team mates Zoe Robinson and Sophie Vinciguerra hitting £1,125 - more than double the target. A further £354 was raised on the day.
Lou said: "I thank everyone from the bottom of my for the donations and for turning up today."