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Pensioners Take Part In Cancer Research Walk

Wednesday September 4 2013




MORE than 20 pensioners took part in a mini 'walk for life' as they aimed to raise money for Cancer Research.

Men and women, a few in their 90s, took part in the trip around Hoyland Common and some even used their mobility scooters and zimmer frames to help them along.

The group set off from Saville Court Community Centre at 11am last Wednesday, walked past the Co-op on Hoyland Road, around Allott's Corner, down Queen Street and back to the centre for tea and coffee.

The walk - which is an annual event - is now in its fifth year but Jean Higgs, chairman of the Saville Court centre, said the numbers were down on last year.

She said: "I'm surprised they're all here but there aren't as many as last year. We went round singing 'When The Saints Go Marching In'.

"It's not just us that go on it though, some of the children like to come. We all enjoy it and it's good that we're actually doing it for a cause."

The money is to be donated to the Yorkshire branch of the Cancer Research charity.

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