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Diss ladies in their bras for London marathon walk for charity

The Diss Go Rockers, who are taking part in MoonWalk 2014. Pictured, from left, back row: Amanda Grimley, Dawn Murphy, Caitlin Sollis, Sue Elsden, Sarah Portway, Diane Fisk, Alison Cowles. Front row: Tina Ruddock, Mary Channell. Picture: Contributed. ANL-140320-092904001

The Diss Go Rockers, who are taking part in MoonWalk 2014. Pictured, from left, back row: Amanda Grimley, Dawn Murphy, Caitlin Sollis, Sue Elsden, Sarah Portway, Diane Fisk, Alison Cowles. Front row: Tina Ruddock, Mary Channell. Picture: Contributed. ANL-140320-092904001

Nine Diss ladies are set to take to the streets of London in their bras in May, all in the name of raising money for charity.

The Diss Go Rockers - Amanda Grimley, Dawn Murphy, Caitlin Sollis, Sue Elsden, Sarah Portway, Diane Fisk, Alison Cowles, Tina Ruddock and Mary Channell - will be taking part in the London MoonWalk 2014, where thousands of men and women power-walk in brightly decorated bras.

It is organised by grant making charity Walk The Walk, dedicated to raising money for breast cancer causes and encouraging people to become fitter and healthier.

It will be the first time the walkers have entered the marathon. Some of the members belong to the Heywood Joggers group.

Ms Fisk, of the Diss Go Rockers, told the Diss Express: “We had some friends and people who had been affected by breast cancer and that is why we got the numbers up to nine.”

The group, who have been training on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and at the weekends, have been given a training plan by the charity to ensure the walkers are in the best condition possible before tackling the 26.2 mile challenge.

“We are trying to follow the plan,” Ms Fisk explained.

“We thought ‘26 miles, that will be easy’, and I think we went for a three mile walk and thought ‘oh my goodness!’

“It is not an easy task for some people so I would say it is not going to be easy for any of us. I don’t think we realised how hard it is going to be.

“It is just about raising money to try and treat the cause of breast cancer.”

The MoonWalk is a power walking marathon, held overnight in London at Clapham Common on May 10, which this year features a Rockabilly theme.

To make a donation and support the Diss Go Rockers’ fundraising efforts, visit https://moonwalklondon2014.everydayhero.com/uk/diss-go-rockers

 

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