GLASWEGIANS have been urged to kick start the new year by taking steps to beat cancer.

Cancer Research UK has called on people to take part in its new Walk All Over Cancer event and get sponsored to walk 10,000 steps each day for a month.

The vital funds will go towards improving research into the deadly disease.

Linda Summerhayes, Cancer Research UK’s spokesperson in Scotland, said: “Fundraising has fallen and right now, future research is at risk – that’s why we’re urging as many people as possible to make Walk All Over Cancer their New Year’s resolution.

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“We all hope that 2021 has a more positive outlook. So why not give yourself a boost by committing to get more active and having an achievable goal to aim for - all in aid of a good cause.

“There’s plenty of time for supporters to start building up to the challenge in March and planning new ways to fit in some extra steps."

Before the pandemic, Cancer Research UK was able to spend nearly £31 million in Glasgow on some of the UK’s leading scientific and clinical research.

However, restrictions have seen a decline in fundraising efforts.

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