Walkers light up the night for Sheffield cancer hospital

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Ancient woodland was awash with neon brights when fundraisers in Sheffield put their best feet forward.

More than 620 people, from three to 80, came together for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity’s annual Light the Night walk, at Ecclesall Woods.

The Light The Night walk gets underway

The Light The Night walk gets underway

Participants followed a 4.5km route through the Sheffield woodland at sundown, using torches to find their way.

Twenty-two-year-old Liam Buckley, from Worksop, who is currently receiving treatment at Weston Park Hospital for bowel cancer that has spread to his liver and lung, was among those taking part in the event, along with his family.

He said: “I went straight after my chemotherapy treatment.

“I wanted to do it to thank all those at the hospital who look after me and to help others in my situation.”

There were further neon treats for walkers within the woods, including jugglers, singers and impressive light displays by Sheffield company Demon Wheelers.

Sarah Cross, a fundraiser for the hospital charity, said: “The 90s neon theme is to mark our 20th anniversary.

“We were delighted with the efforts that the many walkers went to with their wacky outfits.”