Walk in the historical footsteps of royals from long ago as you help raise money for nurses who care for the terminally ill.

Next Saturday (30) sees the annual Walk Ten event taking place in aid of Marie Curie and this year the chosen location is Hampton Court.

Famous as being Henry VIII’s favourite palace, Hampton Court stands beside the River Thames which walkers will stroll alongside at their own pace for 10km.

Afterwards they will enjoy exclusive after-hours access to the house and grounds were they can relax with a picnic and listen to live music and other entertainment.

At the stroke of 10pm, the time most nurses are coming on shift, the skies will explode into colour as hundreds of fireworks are set off to bring the evening to a close.

Vivienne Ivins, whose mother was cared for by Marie Curie Nurses said: “I wanted to feel I could give something back. The Walk Ten sounded like the kind of event that we could all join in - young, old, male, female. We are planning a large family group, attending with a celebratory picnic. Mum would have loved it - she loved countryside, walking, woodland, and country flowers. She also liked parties!”

In the past few years the nearest event to London has been the Walk 10 Denbies which took place at the famous vineyard near Dorking in Surrey.

Walk in the footsteps of royalty at Walk Ten Hampton Court
 

Registration is £10 per person (children under-16 go free; on the night adult registration is £20) and everyone is asked to raise as much as possible in support of Marie Curie.

All the funds raised will help Marie Curie provide more care, free of charge, to terminally ill people in their own homes.

Register now for your Walk Ten at www.mariecurie.org.uk/walkten or for more information call 0845 052 4184.