Strictly Fun Dancing participant Lois Penketh-King is now set to raise money for Weston Hospicecare again in the upcoming Midnight Beach Walk on 7 September.

Lois will walk in memory of her mother, who died last year at the hospice after suffering with bowel cancer, alongside her daughter Charlotte.

Lois says taking part in Strictly Fun Dancing with her husband Lee has inspired her to sign up for this year’s Midnight Beach Walk.

She said: “My husband and I took part in the Strictly Fun Dancing competition this year and found the whole experience so emotional joining a group of strangers who are now our friends.

“The challenge of taking part and managing to actually stay on our feet has resulted in us both looking at our fitness levels and so my next challenge is to do the beach walk.

“The reason I am taking part in the Midnight Beach Walk is again to raise funds and awareness of this fabulous charity we have here in our local town.

“Everyone had their own stories and motivation to support the hospice and it was a privilege to be part of this.

“My daughter, Charlotte, will be doing this with me and will be doing it in memory of my Mum who died of bowel cancer last year.”

Last September, 342 women walked the 5km route to support Weston Hospicecare raising more than £26,000.

To join Lois and Charlotte next month, register before 11.30pm on 4 September to secure your place.

To sign up, visit our registration page by clicking here or for further information about the event visit our Midnight Beach Walk page by clicking here.

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