AFTER pounding the pavements for cancer charities, two Sleaford women are preparing to do it all over again.
Cousins Emily Sentance and Ellie Rawlinson have successfully completed the first of two ‘Moon Walks’, overnight fund-raising power walking marathons, in aid of Unite Against Breast Cancer.
Wearing their jauntily decorated bras, Ellie and Emily walked the London MoonWalk on a very chilly night on Saturday, May 12 with thousands of other men and women.
Emily described the atmosphere during the event: “Just walking through the streets of London with 15,000 other people in bras and fairy lights was an experience in itself.
“The theme was Rocking Around the World, so there were lots of flags, music notes and some inflatable guitars. “We were pleasantly surprised by the men’s efforts with decorated bras!
“It was definitely a fantastic experience, at the top of the list of achievements we will always be proud of.” Next up they will be taking on the Edinburgh Moon Walk on June 9, which will be a tougher, hilly course in Inverleith Park, where the theme will be Midnight at the Oasis.
Ellie and Emily decided to take on these two big walking challenges to raise as much money as possible for the breast cancer charity as Emily’s mum Sharon Thorpe battled the disease in 2008.
Emily added: “Thinking of what my mum went through, being cold in my bra was nothing compared to losing her hair and going through the awful chemotherapy.”
The cousins have already raised £1,828 with a fund-raising evening at Sleaford Town Football Club and have around £700 in sponsorship They are appealing to readers to help them add to their total.
To sponsor Emily and Ellie, visit their fund-raising pages at www.walkthewalkfundraising.org/hero_pages/view_posts/emily__ellie