TWO TV presenters are encouraging others to sign up for a charity fundraising walk after one of them received a breast cancer diagnosis nearly five years ago.

Good Morning Britain’s Charlotte Hawkins, and Sky News presenter Jacquie Beltrao are on a mission to urge everybody to get involved in this year’ss walk through the countryside.

Mrs Beltrao, 52 , has had a mastectomy, reconstruction and chemotherapy after receiving her diagnosis nearly five years ago, and good friend and former colleague, Mrs Hawkins, supported her throughout.

The duo have now teamed up to inspire people to take part in the annual ‘Pink Ribbon Walk’, which takes place on the grounds of Blenheim Palace, and this year will be held on May 12.

The 10 or 20-mile optional walk is to support those affected by Breast Cancer and help the charity keep its vital support, care and information free.

The Sky News presenter said: “It’s so moving to see people turn out in their hundreds to celebrate life after diagnosis or show support for loved ones and to raise vital funds for Breast Cancer Care.

“There is no manual for dealing with breast cancer and there’s no right or wrong way to react to someone going through it but just show you care in any way you can. By doing a Pink Ribbon Walk, that’s exactly what you’re doing while having fun and getting fit in the English countryside.”

Her partner in the campaign added: “Whether you walk 10 or 20 miles, you will be supporting the thousands of people going through one of the toughest challenges they’ll ever face – breast cancer.

“When Jacquie told me her diagnosis, I was determined to let her know she was supported during treatment and afterwards. I’ll admit, I felt powerless at first as it was awful seeing her suffer but you quickly see that it really is the small things that make a difference like a 'thinking of you' message.”

The charity website offers training guides as well as exercise tips and healthy recipes to help participants get stuck into the tailor-made route.

The walk, which is predicted to take up to four hours for the ten-mile course at a slow pace and up to double that for the 20-mile course, will cost £39.

Included in the price is a complimentary massage, meal and medal, as well as snack stations and toilets along the way.

Walkers are invited to write a personal message on a pink ribbon and add it to the display of thousands of ribbons at the end of the walk, which is home to 14 years’ worth of tributes.

Dogs are also welcome to join in the fun at next months event, as long as they are fit and healthy.

Last years Pink Ribbon Walks raised more than a staggering £585,000 for the charity.