A CHARITY walk will take place on Friday June 21 to celebrate Summer Solstice while raising money for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.
Step into Summer is a charity walk which circles the waterfront, starting and ending at the Pier Head.
The walk will begin at 6.30pm, with entertainment from a samba band, and participants are encouraged to get into the spirit of the event with adding ‘a bit of glitz’ to their outfits. Face painters will also be on hand to help with the sparkle.
The six-mile route runs parallel to the riverbank, passing along the Strand by the Albert Dock, on to Riverside Drive, past Liverpool Marina and Brunswick Business Park, and through to the turning point near the Chung Ku restaurant, from where walkers will head back to the Pier Head.
The sun is set to go down around 9.30pm on the day, marking the end to the longest day of the year.
It will also be a culmination of the charity’s #LikeMe campaign, which is raising awareness of how lung cancer can – and does – affect younger women.
The #LikeMe campaign tells the story of ten women, aged between 29 and 50 – all of them living with lung cancer, many facing the prospect of leaving behind their partners and young children. Some of the #LikeMe women will be walking the Step into Summer route in solidarity with the charity and its supporters.
The event is open to anyone over 16 and tickets must be booked in advance. These cost £18 per person, although limited number of early-bird tickets are currently available at £14. All entries close on June 17th.
As well as entry to the walk, you’ll receive an official event t-shirt, a customisable card for your shirt, entry to the Charity Village at the Pier Head with food and entertainment and a special ‘Step Into Summer’ medal.