Cancer Fund for Children charity walk

Cancer Fund for Children charity walk

8 January 2020

THE Cancer Fund for Children is calling on families from across Northern Ireland to step out for their annual Winter Woolly Walk in Tollymore Forest Park on Saturday, February 29.

This year’s annual event is even more special as it takes place on a Leap day and the Cancer Fund for Children are asking people to make this extra day count by doing something meaningful to help children and families affected by cancer. 

The Winter Woolly Walk is approximately 5km and is suitable for the whole family. Walkers are free to stroll leisurely or can walk as briskly as you wish.

Warming refreshments will be provided at the end to warm cold hands and there will be some fun activities for kids.

Amanda Steele, Cancer Fund for Children’s events and campaigns officer, explained why supporting the event was so important.

“Every week in Northern Ireland three children, teenagers or young adults will be diagnosed with cancer, and countless more young people will be struggling to cope with their parent’s diagnosis,” she said.

“All the funds raised from this year’s Winter Woolly Walk will help us provide practical and emotional support to these young people enabling us to connect them with other young people going through a similar experience and helping them to cope better with the emotional impact cancer has had on their young lives.

“As we receive less than 0.5% of our income from government funding we are aiming to raise as much money as possible and hope that you will help us do this by raising £30 per family.  A donation of £30 could provide a young person struggling with the emotional impact of cancer with an individual support session with one of our cancer support specialists.”

It costs just £5 per adult to register for the Winter Woolly Walk and £2 per child. 

For more info and to register go to or call 028 9080 5599.

Registration is from 10am with walks starting at 10.30am.