Sheffield crowds step out for appeal

the 1st Sheffield Night Walk , takes place in  Ecclesall Woods with 500 walkers ,
the 1st Sheffield Night Walk , takes place in Ecclesall Woods with 500 walkers ,
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FROM glowing devil horns to mad hatter’s outfits and just plain and simple bright colours, hundreds of people dressed to bring cheer amid the darkness of an autumnal dusk.

Around 500 people headed to ancient Ecclesall Woods for the Light the Night fundraising walk for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.

Many were walking in memory of relatives who have been treated for cancer at the Sheffield hospital, or in support of people who are current patients there.

The charity aims to raise tens of thousands of pounds from the event once sponsorship has been collected.

Participants ranged from pensioners to 11-year-old Liam Dunne, from Balby Carr, Doncaster, who has already raised hundreds of pounds for the charity after being treated for cancer.

Free torches were given out to walkers, who were encouraged to wear glow-in-the-dark outfits to create a ‘fun and celebratory atmosphere’.

The walk involved a three-mile trek on a circular route around the woodland.

Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity hopes to raise £1.6 million from events this year.

The charity supports the work of the hospital, which treats patients from all over South Yorkshire and is home to the only radiotherapy department in the region.

Weston Park is one of only four specialist cancer hospitals in England.