Dave supports ‘Light the Night’

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A businessman has backed a charity fundraising walk, which will be started by Sheffield golden girl Jessica Ennis-Hill.

Dave Allen is sponsoring Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity’s ‘Light the Night’ event in his role as chairman of Napoleons Casinos & Restaurants and Owlerton Greyhound Stadium.

The charity, which supports Weston Park Hospital, is to hold the torchlit walk on Saturday, September 28 at 6.30pm.

Participants ramble through the ancient woodlands of Sheffield’s Ecclesall Woods, along a 4.5km route, suitable for both adults and children.

The walk will be started by Olympic gold medallist and patron of the Cancer Charity Jessica Ennis-Hill.

Mr Allen said: “We employ more than 350 staff in the Sheffield area and unfortunately it is likely, at some point, that some of their families and friends may need the assistance and care of Weston Park Hospital.

“So I believe it is important to help and reach out and give backing to the charity, which has always been one of our favourite causes.”

n To sign up to Light the Night visit www.wphcancercharity.org.uk/light or ring 0114 226 5370.