Jordan gets kit off for charity walk

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SUNDERLAND AFC star Jordan Henderson stripped off his kit to don a charity walk T-shirt.

The England midfielder took a break from training to pledge his support for the Marie Curie Care Walk Ten, which will take place in Herrington Country Park on August 20.

 The sponsored 10km walk is timed to come to an end at 10pm, to mark the time that Marie Curie nurses are beginning their overnight shifts in people’s homes.

 It will be one of a series of Walk Ten events being held at 20 venues across the country, supported by HomeServe.

 Money raised will contribute to Marie Curie Cancer Care’s nursing appeal in Sunderland.

 Community fund-raiser Anna Kirk said: “Walk Ten is an ideal opportunity for members of the local community to get sponsored and get together for a summer evening’s entertainment to celebrate the incredible work of our Marie Curie nurses.

 “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 nursing service, as well as doing their bit to help make it possible for us to continue to provide free care to patients and their families, in their own homes.”

 Last year, Marie Curie Nurses in Sunderland provided more than 15,695 hours of free nursing care for people with terminal illnesses, in their own homes.

 The Herrington Country Park walk starts at 6pm.

 Registration, which includes a free T-shirt, is £10 per person. Children go free.

 Visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/walkten or call 08700 340 040.