The MoonWalk London 2017 – May 2017
Many congratulations to our plucky colleague, Jeanette Bishop, for stepping out onto the streets of the capital with the ‘Somerset Lovelies’ to take part in the 20-year celebration of the MoonWalk, this weekend.
This spectacular challenge saw 15,000 women (and very brave men!) Power Walk through the streets of London at midnight in decorated bras to not only achieve a personal goal, but to also raise money and awareness for grant making breast cancer charity, Walk the Walk.
With this year’s Roaring Twenties theme, the streets of London were temporarily but gloriously filled with feather boas, glittery headbands and a huge number of Marcel waves.
Starting and finishing at Clapham Common, Jeanette and her friends took on the 15 mile challenge passing many of London’s most iconic landmarks including St Paul’s Cathedral, Big Ben, The London Eye, The Royal Albert Hall and Buckingham Palace.
A little tired but none the worse after the event Jeanette commented ‘It was an amazing night and my friends and I had great fun. I am so chuffed to have been part of it….I can’t see that being my last Moonwalk..’
This flagship event, organised by health charity, Walk the Walk Worldwide has helped to raise over £116 million since the charity started 21 years ago and grants from these funds have helped to make a significant contribution not only to research but to help those living with cancer.
Well done Jeanette (and all that took part) – we are very proud of you!
To find out more about how the money is used and other Walk the Walk challenges, visit the website walkthewalk.org