A cancer charity is urging the public to sign up for a 10k walk to help it continue its vital work.

Marie Curie will be holding a Walk Ten event at Harewood House on Saturday, August 23 - and organisers are asking everyone to put on their walking shoes and join in the fundraising.

Walk Ten at Harewood House is part of a series of 10k walks and celebrations at 19 venues throughout the UK this summer.

The Harewood House event starts at 6pm and following the walk there will be entertainment, live music and fireworks for the whole family. Walk Ten participants will have exclusive access for an evening stroll through the grounds of Harewood House – which recently hosted Le Grand Depart and which have been the location for the popular ITV soap opera Emmerdale since 1996.

Joining walkers on the evening will be Marie Curie fundraisers Katie Grinter and Lizzie Sanders along with charity mascot Daffy who will be helping to warm up and cheer on the walkers.

Katie said: "Walk Ten is a great chance for people to get together for a summer evening’s entertainment to celebrate the incredible work of our Marie Curie nurses and help raise valuable funds. It promises to be a fantastic night, with live music, picnics and fireworks. By taking part in Walk Ten, participants will be showing their support for our nurses, as well as doing their bit to help make it possible for us to continue to provide free care to patients and their families across Yorkshire."

Marie Curie nurse Dianne Hughes will taking an evening off caring for terminally ill patients to join Walk Ten.

She said: "I’m really looking forward to welcoming walkers on the evening and I know they will have a truly amazing time whilst knowing that all the money raised will help me and my colleagues to care for more people with terminal illnesses and their families across Yorkshire."

Registration is £10 per person (children under-16 go free; on the night adult registration is £20) and everyone is asked to raise as much as possible in support of Marie Curie. All the funds raised will help the charity provide care, free of charge, to terminally ill people in their own homes across Yorkshire or in the Marie Curie Hospice, Bradford.

Register for Walk Ten at www.mariecurie.org.uk/walkten or for more information call 0845 052 4184.