Sheffield’s golden girl backs cancer charity fundraiser

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One of Sheffield’s very own Olympic champion has thrown her weight behind a fundraiser aimed at supporting a city specialist cancer hospital.

London 2012 gold medallist, Jessica Ennis-Hill has been confirmed to take part in ‘Light the Night’ charity event in aid of Weston Park Cancer Charity on October 3.

New for 2015, the cancer charity is inviting walkers to get stuck into the wild-west neon theme and show off their colourful brights alongside other supporters.

Jessica said, “Taking part in Light the Night is a fantastic way to raise money for such a worthwhile cause.

“It’s really important we all do what we can to raise funds for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity, which supports the vital research, treatment and care.”

As many as one in two people will be affected by cancer by 2020 and Jessica is urging people to get involved.

She said “Let’s make this a night to remember, I’m proud to be part of such a fabulous event, so please sing up for Light the Night and let’s all have a great night raising money for a great cause.”

The champion heptathlete will join hundreds of other walkers in Ecclesall Wood and the charity patron will be officially starting the event on the evening of the October 3.

Charity Fundraiser, Sarah Cross said, “We are incredibly grateful to Jessica for once again coming along to Light the Night and encouraging others to join us for this exciting event.

“We’re hoping that more people than ever before will walk with us through the woods whilst raising sponsorship to support patients being treated at Weston Park Hospital.”

Entries are now open for Light the Night and an early bird reduced rate is being offered to those who sign up online before the beginning of August.

To sign up for Light the Night visit or call the charity office on 0114 2265370.