Cousins Walk the Walk for charity and raise £2,600

TWO Sleaford women hope to have raised nearly £3,000 after walking more than 50 miles for charity.

Cousins Emily Sentance and Ellie Rawlinson have completed two Walk the Walk ‘Moonwalks’, overnight powerwalking marathons, raising money for Uniting Against Breast Cancer.

After finishing the London Moonwalk on May 12, the two women then took on the Edinburgh Moonwalk on June 9.

Emily said that the Scottish Moonwalk was harder than the London one as the course included more hills and, when they first arrived at the tent to start the event, there was 20 minutes of torrential rain that flooded the field.

But they were well prepared for the weather and wore cardigan shrugs to keep their arms warm and had clear plastic ponchos to keep dry.

They completed the Edinburgh Moonwalk in six hours 45 mins, just 10 minutes more than their Moonwalk in London.

Emily said: “There was a lovely atmosphere there. There were more people cheering us on here. I remember one little old lady in her doorway cheering us on in the early hours of the morning.”

The cousins wore the trademark decorated bras once again, this time decorated with palm trees, a camel and flags from around the world in the theme of the event, which was Midnight at the Oasis.

To help boost their fund-raising total, they had previously held an event at Sleaford Town Football Club with a disco and a big raffle and auction, which raised £1,828 alone.

The money raised from the two moonwalks brings their overall total to £2.696.57, with money still coming in. They hope to reach the £3,000 mark once all the money has been collected.