Invitation to take part in charity trek

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WALKERS are being asked to take part in a trek to raise money for a diabetes charity.

People can choose to walk between two to five miles at the Queen Elizabeth Country Park for Diabetes UK on Sunday, June 17.

As well as raising money, the walk is also raising awareness of the charity’s Putting Feet First campaign.

The campaign explains the importance of diabetics looking after their feet, as complications of the condition can lead to amputation.

Derek Bockett, member of the Diabetes UK Portsmouth Voluntary Group, said: ‘I took part last year and it was very successful because people like being able to choose the length of walk that suits them and it’s a real social event.

‘I’ve had Type 1 diabetes for 61 years and regular walking has certainly helped me keep in good health.

‘I’m hoping as many people as possible will join us and raise much needed funds for a great charity.’

The walk starts at 10am in the main car park – entry is free.

To register, call 01372 720 148 or email fundraising.southeast@diabetes.org.uk.