Four landladies from Swanage, all members of the Swanage and Purbeck Hospitality Association, will be taking part in the 15th Moonwalk London. On May 12th, Hyde Park will once again play host to the 15 year birthday party for this famous moonlit Marathon and Half Marathon that will see ordinary people taking on an extraordinary challenge! The Swanage Mermaids will be donning their decorated bras and joining the happy throng of walkers pounding the streets of London.
Since the first Moonwalk in 1998 this unique challenge has brought together over 200,000 women and men who have the united goal of raising money and awareness for vital breast cancer causes. This year another 17,000 brave walkers will be striding out together in their trademark decorated bras. They have in previous years been accompanied by celebrities such as Jennifer Saunders, Lorraine Kelly and Paul O’Grady.
The Moonwalk London is organised by health charity Walk the Walk Worldwide, this, their flagship event, raised in excess of £5.8 million in 2011 alone, bringing the total to over £75 million in just 14 years. With 1 in 8 women in the UK expected to experience some form of breast cancer, Walk the Walk emphasises the importance of maintaining a healthy weight and active lifestyle which includes regular exercise and healthy eating. Organiser and founder of Walk the Walk Worldwide, Nina Barough, says ‘The Moonwalk is about women and men taking charge of their lives by not only getting fitter themselves to take on this challenge, but by uniting in the common bond of making a difference to vital breast cancer causes. It is probably the most dynamic and awe-inspiring night you could ever experience.’
The Swanage Mermaids invite you all to join them at their celebratory 70 & 80’s disco party on Saturday May 26th at the Royal British Legion. Tickets are on sale at the Legion and from Jackie Lane, Lesley Gardner, Sally Gutteridge and Ann Jones at £10 each, please email or call directly for details:
firstname.lastname@example.org 01929 422221 or 07894 556575
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firstname.lastname@example.org 01929 425794 or 07845 178757
email@example.com 01929 426318 or 07895 273569
And ALL proceeds will go directly to the Moonwalk!
If you are unable to join us on that Saturday but still wish to donate to this worthy cause, our fundraising website address is:
Many many thanks for your support and we hope to see you on Saturday to celebrate our success!
The Swanage Mermaids