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TV star Nina Wadia, who played Zanaib in EastEnders will be among the walkers at the Leeds Castle Pink Ribbonwalk tomorrow

By Angela Cole

Formidable former EastEnders star Nina Wadia will be lining up with hundreds of others tomorrow for the second annual Pink Ribbonwalk.

Nina, who played matriarch Zaniab Masood in the BBC soap, will be setting out on the 10-mile route at Leeds Castle tomorrow (Saturday).

She said: “I’m so excited about taking on my first Pink Ribbonwalk at Leeds Castle! What a beautiful setting for such an inspirational event."

Nina Wadia, former EastEnders star
Nina Wadia, former EastEnders star

"I can’t wait to don my pink gear, pull on my boots and walk in support of those with breast cancer."

Hundreds will be joining her in the second event of its kind to be held in the county.

Among them will be Lisa Jones, whose mum Doreen Stullion died three years ago, after being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 48 in 1994.

Doreen underwent chemotherapy and a mastectomy and had several years in remission, before developing lung cancer.

Mrs Jones, who lives in Paddock Wood, will be walking with her daughter, Kelly, 22, in her memory.

She said: “We were thinking of mum at Christmas, and what we could do in her memory. You think there’s nothing you can do about the situation but if you can help raise funds and awareness for others going through it, it would be good.”

“She never felt like she was going to die from it. She was bubbly and always positive and trusted in her treatment and the care she received. She never moaned about it."

Walkers at last year's event
Walkers at last year's event

Working in the Inprint shop in Commercial Road, Paddock Wood, she said she had been touched by how many customers had offered sponsorship, already collecting £250.

You can register for the walk on the day, from 8.30am for a 9.15am start for the 20-mile course and at 11am for a noon start for the 10-mile.

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