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TOO many people know the devastating effect cancer in all its vile forms can have on individuals and families.

Now there is a chance to do something about it by taking part in ‘The Big ‘C’ Walk to raise money for two cancer charities. Taking part in the walk will raise money for St Wilfrid’s Hospice and The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. All money raised will be split equally between them.

Participants taking part in The Big ‘C’ Walk should meet at 10am in the Beachy Head car park on May 20.

The organiser of the annual event is Anthony Griffiths who lost his wife Patricia Ann as a result of cancer.

He said the event began five years ago when he met up with two school friends who were also mates in the Navy.

Since the first walk £12,000 has been raised for the two charities and actress Rita Tushingham has given her official support.

Mr Griffiths said: “It really is a fabulous walk. We have never had bad weather and the route is lovely – it’s gorgeous and only takes up to two-and-a-half hours.”

Walkers taking part in the eight mile route will follow a course along the South Downs Way, from Beachy Head to West Dean, via Butts Brow and Jevington. Free parking permits will be issued.

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