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Funding for cancer fund at MoonWalk

Posted onPosted on 15th May

Mansfield woman Sharon Bond raised hundreds of pounds for charity by completing The MoonWalk London.

She was supporting breast cancer charity Walk the Walk, which organises the iconic event.

Sharon (pictured at the event) walked 26.2 miles through the night with thousands of other fundraisers, wearing a decorated bra to show her unity for the cause — raising awareness and money for the fight against breast cancer.

“It was an amazing experience. My group started on the stroke of midnight and received lots of attention from motorists and bystanders alike,” she said.

“The Embankment was remarkably calm and peaceful, with the London Eye lit up in pink in honour of the occasion.

“At 4.30am London was quiet enough to hear the dawn chorus as we walked around St Paul’s. The support given by the many volunteers was superb and ongoing.

“I have to say that crossing the finishing line was a both a huge achievement and relief!”

This year The MoonWalk London, in its 22nd year, had a disco theme.

It has now raised around £97m. Funds are granted to research into secondary cancers and supporting those with cancer, with the growing demands for emotional and physical support.

Sharon said: “I did the Moonwalk to raise funds to help women and men who develop breast cancer.

“I’m very grateful to my partner, Keith Wallace (On Your Doorstep Walks) for planning many different training routes for me.

“My bra was ‘blinged’ with fake gemstones, fake pearls, fairy lights, and fringing – it was a sight to behold!

“The thousands of walkers created a very special atmosphere to help everyone get over the finish line.”

Walkers passed many iconic London landmarks, including The Coca-Cola London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral, Big Ben, HMS Belfast and Buckingham Palace.

To support Sharon’s fundraising go to https://moonwalklondon2019.everydayhero.com/uk/sharon

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