Crewe Friends Organise Stride For Cures Sponsored Walk

CREWE friends David Rowlands and Roy Willamson have been putting their best foot forward organising ‘Striding the Sandstone’, a sponsored walk to raise money for Crewe and Nantwich Cancer Research UK’s Committee.

The event is being held on Sunday, March 8th, along the scenic Sandstone Trail.
There is a choice of 3, 5, 10 or 15 mile routes with all courses starting and finishing at the Candle Workshops at Burwardsley.

Roy, from Capesthorne Road, lost his wife Pat to cancer 5 years at the age of 67.

Roy said:
“Pat put up a courageous fight, which she lost just 6 weeks following diagnosis.
The walk will be a great way of helping to raise those vital funds to help cure all cancers sooner.”


David commented:
“On a good day the views are along the Sandstone Trail are magnificent.
There’s a course suitable for everyone, so we would urge you to help us in the fight against cancer by asking your friends, family and colleagues to enter.
Even your dog can come along and take part in what will be a great day out for all.”


Paula Jones, Cancer Research UK’s Senior Local Fundraising Manager for Cheshire, said:
“David and Roy are an absolute inspiration and we can’t thank them enough for their continued support and dedication.
“Cancer Research UK has made enormous progress in the fight against cancer.
However, we have only been able to do this thanks to the dedication and commitment of our volunteers and supporters without whom we would not be able to fund outstanding scientists, doctors and nurses.”

Places on the walk must be booked in advance and cost £5 each.
To enter or for further information, please contact David Rowlands – 01270 768434
You can also email or visit

Friends Dave Rowlands (left) and Roy Williamson (right), putting their best foot forward organising ‘Striding the Sandstone’ sponsored walk for Cancer Research UK.