FAMILIES all over Oxfordshire are being invited to help the fight against breast cancer by signing up to the Pink Ribbon Walk at Blenheim Palace.

Those entering will have the option to walk a 10 or 20 mile tailor-made route at the Breast Cancer Care event on Saturday, May 12.

Entrants will be cheered across the finish line and receive a complimentary hot meal, massage and medal after completing the route.

The charity's Ribbon Walk manager Preena Mistry urged people to come and give it a go for a good cause.

She added: “We’ll support you with every step while you do something special to support the thousands of people going through one of the toughest challenges they’ll ever face – breast cancer.”

All the money raised will help to keep Breast Cancer Care’s vital services free so the charity can continue to provide care, support and information for anyone affected by the disease.

Everyone who takes part will be invited to write a personal message on a pink ribbon and add it to the display of ribbons at the end of the walk, which is home to 14 years’ worth of tributes.

Ms Mistry added: “We’ve been collecting your messages of love and support on our display of ribbons for 14 years and we hold on to every single one.

"We can’t wait for you to add yours.”

In May last year more than 700 women, men and children walked around the grounds of the Woodstock World Heritage Site to raise cash for the cancer charity.

They were supported by actress Denise Van Outen and Loose Women TV presenter Andrea McLean.

Last year’s Pink Ribbon Walk series raised more than £585,000 for Breast Cancer Care.

Anybody can sign up the event and take part in the Pink Ribbon Walk with just a £39 registration fee.

Breast Cancer Care is asking all walkers to raise at least £100.

More than 500 people in Oxfordshire will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year and funds raised will help the charity provide a range of services, including specialist nurses, local face-to-face services and a vital online support network.

Visit www.breastcancercare.org.uk/ribbonwalk

People are encouraged to tweet @BCCare using the hashtag #PinkRibbonWalk to join the online conversation.