Four ladies from one of Diss’ biggest employers will join more than 15,000 men and women in London on Sunday night — who will power walk in brightly coloured decorated bras in a bid to raise funds for, and awareness of, breast cancer.
The quartet from Midwich will be joined by two friends as they attempt to “do their bit” and raise their target of £800 for the Walk the Walk charity. Since forming 20 years ago, the organisation has raised more than £100 million for breast cancer causes.
It would mean an awful lot to fundraise for the charity. The more research they can do, the betterKaren Hogg
It is something of a carnival-like atmosphere as people take part in the 26.2 mile marathon course at Clapham Common.
And Team Midwich — Kim Kemp, Emma Gunter, Sue Hurst, Karen Hogg, Anna Rutter and Laura McNamara — say they have all been touched by breast cancer within their families.
For five of the group, it will be their first time taking part, Mrs Hurst having previously completed the challenge in 2013.
Mrs Hogg, logistics coordinator at the Vinces Road-based company, told the Diss Express the team had been training around the town in fluorescent jackets in preparation for the walk.
Her mother Barbara Farrow, who passed away two years ago, was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 36 but managed to overcome the disease.
“I’m really looking forward to the experience,” she said. “It’s great to say you have been able to do it, and it is a challenge.
“We did a pre 20 mile walk two weekends ago so we are quite sure we can get it up to 26 miles.
“It would mean an awful lot to fundraise for the charity. The more research they can do, the better.
“Breast cancer has touched so many people, so it is such a good cause.”
If you would like to support the Midwich Moonwalkers, visit their donation page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/teammidwich
For more information on Walk the Walk, visit www.walkthewalk.org
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