SIR Michael Parkinson is to host a new family fun run at Cannon Hall Farm in his first engagement as patron of Yorkshire Cancer Research.

The popular broadcaster, best known for his long-running talk show, Parkinson, recently agreed to support the regional charity following his own experience with prostate cancer.

On Sunday, June 19 (Father’s Day), families are invited to take part in the charity’s inaugural ‘Parky Run’, which will take place at Cannon Hall Farm and will be officially started by Sir Michael.

Starting with a junior 2K dash for children aged 2 upwards and followed by a 5K fun run for adults. All finishers will receive medals and 5K participants will receive a Parky Run t-shirt.

Richard Nicholson, Director at Cannon Hall Farm – pictured with brothers Robert and David – said: “The shadow of cancer has touched our family at Cannon Hall Farm, as it has many others around Yorkshire. My wife Maxine lost her personal fight with cancer six years ago at the age of 46 and this has strengthened our resolve to support Yorkshire Cancer Research and their efforts to assist the development of treatments for this terrible disease. We’d love to see a day when cancer no longer has the power to destroy lives and we’re right behind Yorkshire Cancer Research in its fight to see that day become a reality.”

To register for the Parky Run go here.