Cambrian News photographer - A shot from Cardiff’s Light up the Night walk in 2017; inset: Josh Stacey wants to ‘Light up the Night’ in Aberystwyth to raise money for charity

A FORMER Aberystwyth University student is looking to light up the town to raise money for charity.

The Cambrian News reported “Josh Stacey is organising a ‘Light up the Night’ fundraising walk to raise money for Tenovus Cancer Care.

The walk is just one fundraising event organised by Josh, a Tenovus volunteer for six years, and it will take place on Saturday, 2 June.

“The aim of the event is to fundraise for the charity as well as raise awareness of the work the charity does within Wales, such as through its Mobile Support Units, Sing with Us choirs and its Support Line,” said Josh.

“Those taking part can use the night to reflect or show respect to those who have been affected by cancer, whether it was themselves or a close family member or friend, and they can reflect on that in a safe space.

“They may also just want to show support for anyone else who have been in that position.

“The event hub will be at the Old College, so walkers will hopefully get to see some picturesque views as they walk around Aberystwyth. I would encourage anyone taking part to dress in their most bright, sparkly or most neon clothing they have, and just have fun!”

Josh lives outside Cardiff now but studied business and management at Aberystwyth from 2013-2016.

He has always wanted to stage this event in the town and hopes people will support it.

“I wanted to organise this as it was something I wanted to do while I was at the university, it’s only now that I have the capacity to see it through and organise it.

“As I’m mostly making arrangements for this alone (and with the help and advice of a couple of volunteers), I need all the help I can get to make it a reality.

“If people are unable to walk the route but would love to support the event, I’m still looking for volunteers to help on the night. Anyone interested in volunteering can get in touch by emailing jdstacey@outlook.com

“People can also donate to my JustGiving page if they would prefer to just make a donation – www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jdcymru” here.

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