FAMILIES across Oxfordshire are being invited to support people with breast cancer by signing up to a charity walk at Blenheim Palace.

Breast Cancer Care challenges people to a 10 or 20-mile tailor-made Pink Ribbon Walk.

The walk, held on Saturday, May 18, will start and finish in the grounds of the historic palace in Woodstock.

Everyone will be cheered across the finish line and will receive a complimentary hot meal, massage and medal after completing the route.

The walk is in association with Sketchers and there will be snacks, toilets and trained guides.

According to the National Cancer Intelligence Network, more than 500 people in Oxfordshire will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year and funds raised from the walk will help the charity find ways to prevent the disease, develop new treatments and support people with the physical and emotional impact of breast cancer.

Everyone who takes part will be invited to write a message on a pink ribbon and add it to the display of ribbons at the end of the walk, which is home to 15 years’ worth of tributes.

Preena Mistry, the manager of Breast Cancer Care Pink Ribbon Walk, said: “We will support you with every step while you do something amazing for everyone affected by breast cancer. Together, we can provide support for today and hope for the future.

She added: “We’ve been collecting your messages of love and support on our display of ribbons for 15 years and we hold on to every single one. We can’t wait for you to add yours.”

Breast Cancer Care encourages all walkers to raise at least £100.

From April 2019, Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now will be merging together to create one charity for everyone affected by breast cancer.

Registration for the walk is £20 and you can sign up to the walk by going to www.breastcancercare.org.uk/walking.