X Factor Star Paul Akister to Perform at StarWalk

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starwalk new5Local star Paul Akister has confirmed his support for the 8th Annual CancerCare StarWalk event by performing live on the night.

This year’s StarWalk event takes place on Saturday 26th April will see nearly 500 participants run, walk or jog 15k or 5k night time routes around Kendal town centre. Organised by local cancer support charity CancerCare, the StarWalk event has fast become one of the only charity night walks that welcomes women, men and children to take part together to raise thousands of pounds for local families facing cancer in North Lancashire and South Lakeland.

Paul Akister says:

“I am very proud to be performing at the StarWalk this year. CancerCare is a great local charity very close to my heart and I am looking forward to meeting all the StarWalkers! Whether you choose to walk or run in support of someone you know who has experienced cancer, in memory of a loved one, or just because you want to take on a personal challenge and support CancerCare's work then sign up today. It’s going to be a great night.”

Paul’s live performance will  kick off StarWalk 2014 from 8pm onwards at Kendal Leisure Centre with Bay Radio star Danny Mathews also on hand to rev up the crowds ahead of the group warm up and massive balloon drop.

The StarWalk has raised over half a million pounds to date all of which helps support CancerCare’s vital work in helping adults and children affected by cancer in North Lancashire and South Lakeland communities.

CancerCare supports local people whose lives are affected by cancer as well as their families, carers and anyone who has been bereaved by cancer. They offer a wide range of free professional support services delivered by experienced and qualified staff including counselling, hypnotherapy, aromatherapy massage, creative art therapies and exercise classes to name but a few.  The charity also offers a dedicated Children and Young People’s Service for children as young as three.

To register for the CancerCare StarWalk 2014 visit www.starwalk.org.uk

Entry for this year’s StarWalk is £15 per adult and £10 for under 16s. Entrants will receive a goody bag, bacon butty, and a special edition StarWalk T-shirt on the night.

You can also read what previous participants had to say about last year’s event and watch a short video filmed on the night.

For more information about CancerCare’s services please call 01524 381 820 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Follow CancerCare on Twitter @CancerCareLocal or on Facebook at ‘CancerCareCharity’


1 in 3 of us will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetime. 25 people are diagnosed with cancer every day in North Lancashire and South Lakeland.   CancerCare is a local charity providing support to people affected by cancer, their families, carers and those bereaved by cancer.

All CancerCare services are provided free of charge can only continue to do so as a direct result of fundraising and the generous donations from local people. CancerCare is 95% funded by charitable donations. CancerCare work closely with the NHS but only receive a small amount of funding from them each year.

The StarWalk event starts at 9pm on Saturday April 26th from Kendal Leisure Centre.

Bay Radio – who are celebrating their 21st anniversary this year – are this year’s main sponsors.