Dog lovers have been urged to take part in a charity walk to raise money for medical research equipment to help fight cancer.

Sandra Hamilton, 52, of Aylmer Close, and Carole Sobell have organised the dog walk around Kensington Gardens to raise money for her Cure Cancer charity at University College London.

Money raised from the event will go directly towards the purchase of medical research equipment at the UCL Cancer Institute in central London.

The Stanmore mother-of-three said: “The walk is a great chance for people to get some exercise with their dogs and help us raise money for the vital equipment.”

Ms Hamilton, who was diagnosed with terminal non-Hodgkin's lymphoma six years ago, set up Cure Cancer at UCL in April 2011.

Since then she has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds through fundraising events such as golf days, sponsored runs and a Zumbathon.

She said: “When I was diagnosed I decided I was not going to give up. I know it will beat me but I refuse point blank to give up and give in.

“The doctors at UCL are phenomenal and I just hope we are able to help them find a cure for all the other people suffering with this disease.”

The event will take place on Sunday June 16 and tickets have gone on sale, costing £15 per person.

People will be able to walk their dog round the gardens and will be joined by Dima Yeremenko from the Good Boy Dog School who will be on hand to answer people pooch-related questions.

Recently Ms Hamilton hosted a quiz evening at The Village Hotel, in Centennial Park, Elstree, raising £7,000 for her charity.

Those interested in taking part and walking their pooch round the park must register beforehand and can so by clicking here.