A PICTURESQE canal walk set to raise cash for a Kidderminster man’s year of charity fundraising is looking for people of all ages to take part.

Marketing director Kris Griffin is taking on a year of fundraising to mark reaching his 10 year anniversary since being diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML).

And as part of his efforts, the 43-year-old’s wife Kelly has organised the walk which will see participants set off from the Anchor Inn pub on Diglis Docks and follow the 10-mile scenic route towards Droitwich and back again.

So far, Mr Griffin has raised more than £4,000 of his £10,000 target and all the proceeds raised will be donated to Leukaemia Care, a national charity based in Worcester who support anyone affected by a blood cancer diagnosis.

He said: “What can be better than a brisk 10-mile walk around the waterways of Worcestershire on a Sunday afternoon?

“The money we are raising is going to save lives and I'm sure we'll have a blast doing it.

“The support that we've received so far has been really encouraging but we need more walkers, so dust off those walking shoes and join us.”

As well as fundraising, Mr Griffin hopes to raise more awareness of leukaemia. September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month and, for the past two years, the charity has marked it with the #SpotLeukaemia campaign to highlight the signs and symptoms.

The walk will take place on Sunday, September 23 at 11am and anyone wishing to take part can get a sponsorship form from Leukaemia Care by calling 01905 755 977 or emailing fundraising@leukaemiacare.org.uk.

Anyone wishing to make a donation to Kris’ fundraising, head to his JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kris10.