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Women walk the walk to raise cash for cancer cause

Walk the Walk fundraisers, Brackley. From the left, Kerri Symour, Marion Dickinson and Joanne Freer. 140318M-B268 PNL-140319-095207001

Walk the Walk fundraisers, Brackley. From the left, Kerri Symour, Marion Dickinson and Joanne Freer. 140318M-B268 PNL-140319-095207001

Four friends are taking to the streets of London to Walk the Walk and raise funds for breast cancer research and awareness.

The Cheeky Pinkies team hope to raise more than £1,000 for charity by completing the London MoonWalk – a walking marathon of 26 miles, setting off at midnight.

Marion Dickinson, 50, Kerri Seymour, 39, Jo Freer, 43, all from Brackley, and Linda Lester, 42, of Towcester, will be wearing decorated bras as is the tradition of the MoonWalk.

For Marion, who completed the walk last year with Jo, the charity is one close to her heart. She said: “I was diagnosed with breast cancer seven years ago. It was caught in the very early stages. I had surgery but did not have to have chemotherapy. We all know somebody that could be suffering from cancer.

“The cause that the money will go to tries to teach people to look out for the signs of cancer and look after themselves.”

Marion and her teammates have been training hard for the walk. She said: “We did it in just under seven hours last year which is as fast as some of the slow runners.”

The team is hosting an Easter fete at Brackley Town Hall on April 5 from 10am-noon to support the charity.

There will be a children’s colouring competition, raffle, homemade cakes, cards and craft items and an Easter bunny hunt.

 

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