A big well done to our very own Kerry Allsop and Sally Van Hoorebeek who have recently completed the 26.2 mile London MoonWalk.
The MoonWalk is a popular walking event organised by Walk the Walk, a charity raising money for breast cancer support and awareness. London entrants are given the choice of 15.2 or 26.2 miles (a full marathon!) and walk through the night in decorated bras, all in the name of raising money for the excellent cause.
On the 13th May, Kerry and Sally descended on London with 15,000 others in their decorated bras and cowboy hats (this year’s theme was Wild West!). There was a particular push on encouraging more men to get involved with the campaign ‘Men get breast cancer too’.
The determined duo set off at 11pm and finished at 7.30am, completing the challenge in an impressive 8.5 hours. As you can imagine, the lead-up to the big event involved months of preparation, gradually increasing the miles. This was Kerry’s fourth MoonWalk and Sally’s first.
The big question – did it rain?! Over to Kerry:
Despite pouring rain on many of our training walks, and right up to about 9pm on Saturday, the rest of our walk round London was rain-free, which definitely helped. The London Eye and SS Belfast were lit up in pink to help us on our way round!
Kerry and Sally have raised an incredible £1,543.32, all of which goes towards supporting those living with breast cancer. There’s still time to donate if you wish to! Please visit their fundraising page.
A final few words from Kerry:
We’re really proud to have done this and we’re really grateful for all the support we’ve had from the team at Squab.
Big congratulations to Kerry and Sally!
For more information the London MoonWalk and similar events, take a look at Walk the Walk’s website.