KEIGHLEY people are being urged to step forward in the battle against Parkinson's.

A series of fundraising walks is taking place across the UK on June 24.

Two are planned in Yorkshire, including the Calder Valley.

Participants can choose to walk eight or 15 miles along the Rochdale Canal towpath, between Hollingworth Lake and Mytholmroyd.

Registration costs £10 for adults and £5 for under-16s, and each walker is asked to raise at least £50 through sponsorship.

All proceeds will go to Parkinson's UK.

Entrants will receive a special T-shirt, fundraising pack and finisher's medal.

Among those supporting the event is Parkinson's UK 'champion of walking', Dave Clark.

He was diagnosed with the condition in 2011 and is a keen walker himself.

"We want to make 2018 our biggest year yet for the Walk for Parkinson's series," he said.

"I'd like to invite everyone, whatever their level of fitness, to take advantage of the walks available.

"Exercise can be really beneficial to people living with Parkinson's. It is as important to me as my medication in helping me take control and manage my symptoms."

The charity would also like to hear from anyone interested in volunteering help on the day.

For more details, visit, e-mail or call 020 7963 3912.