Brave group of friends will do a midnight marathon walk in bras

Mytholmroyd ladies are to do the London Moonwalk wearing decorated bras for the Breast Cancer charity'Pictured are Jo Brock, Helen Briggs, Fay Simeunovich, Heidi Bingham, Hilary Newton and Liz Lawlor

Mytholmroyd ladies are to do the London Moonwalk wearing decorated bras for the Breast Cancer charity'Pictured are Jo Brock, Helen Briggs, Fay Simeunovich, Heidi Bingham, Hilary Newton and Liz Lawlor

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A GROUP of friends from Mytholmroyd have decorated their bras ready for this weekend’s London Moonwalk.

The six women, who all met through The Ark nursery in Mytholmroyd, are taking part in the 26.2 mile midnight walk, wearing decorated bras, to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer.

They will be walking in memory of family and friends who have suffered with the disease, including Julie Barron-Hoult, who sadly died last year aged 46.

Heidi Bingham, who co-owns The Ark with Jo Brock and knew Julie for 20 years, said: “It was all of us who decided we wanted to do something to keep fit and raise awareness of people who have been affected by breast cancer.

“This year’s theme will be ‘Rock Around the Clock’ and we’ll be wearing appropriately decorated bras.

“I’m sure we’ll be having a good laugh on the walk too.”

The women have been pounding the streets of Calderdale in training for the marathon, which raises money for Walk the Walk charity.

They will travel down today, ready to set off on the walk at 11pm on Friday from the capital’s Hyde Park.

Heidi said: “We’re really excited and a little nervous. But we’ve finished our last training walk - 20 miles from Mytholmroyd to Huddersfield’s Sainsbury’s - and had a lot of fun doing that. So I think we will be looking forward to the buzz on the night.”

More than 17,000 women and men will be taking part in this year’s Moonwalk, wearing decorated bras - the trademark of the charity.

Moonwalk London raises funds to support breast cancer and organisations which provide emotional and physical support for those living with cancer now.

The Mytholmroyd women are Jo Brock, Helen Briggs, Fay Simeunovich, Heidi Bingham, Hilary Newton and Liz Lawlor.

They aim to raise about £2,000. To sponsor them, visit www.walkthewalkfundraising.org/the_ark_experience.

To find out more about the charity and the walk, visit http://www.walkthewalk.org.