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Celebrities back Walk Together in Cardiff to stop people dying of bowel cancer

Netflix’s Sex Education star Connor Swindells and TV presenter and walking enthusiast Julia Bradbury are encouraging the nation to join Bowel Cancer UK’s Walk Together in Cardiff on Saturday 28 September to help fund the charity’s vital work in Wales.

The five-mile circular route of Cardiff Bay, will pass iconic landmarks such as the Welsh Millennium Centre, the Senedd and the Barrage. It’s a perfect opportunity to bring people together to show their support for those undergoing treatment, remember loved ones and raise funds to help stop people dying from bowel cancer in the country.

Alternatively, people affected by bowel cancer can host their own Walk Together event somewhere special in their local area. Or take part in a sponsored virtual walk where they can complete five miles in their own time, anytime, during the month of September.

Netflix’s Sex Education star, Connor Swindells, whose family has been affected by bowel cancer, says: “Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in Wales but with your help we can change that. As a patron of Bowel Cancer UK, save the date and join me in supporting this wonderful event to bring everyone affected by the disease together.”

Lowri Griffiths, Head of Bowel Cancer UK in Wales, said: “Taking part in one of our Walk Together events, or organising your own walk is an opportunity to show support and solidarity with people who have been affected by this terrible disease.  By bringing the bowel cancer community together in this way, it shows our determination stop people dying from the disease. It also gives us a time of reflection to remember those who have sadly passed away from bowel cancer. Please do join us, your contribution is invaluable to us!”

Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in Wales. More than 2,200 people are diagnosed with the disease every year in the country.

To sign up to Walk Together in Cardiff or receive a fundraising pack with everything you need to hold your own memorable walk, visit: bowelcanceruk.org.uk/walktogether