First a chilli supper and a quiz - then join the thousands for a fundraising marathon for a breast cancer charity

Written by Sue Round on .

The start of the MoonWalk Marathon 2016The start of the MoonWalk Marathon 2016If you are looking for a healthy way to raise money for an important breast cancer charity you can add your name to the 450,000 people who have accepted Walk the Walk's fundraising challenges since it was launched in 1996 - joining bra-ve events as famous as their marathon The MoonWalk London.

What better way to start the training for the charity's marathon walk than a quiz evening with a chilli meal and raffle at Marlborough Rugby Football Club on March 24 at 7.30pm - or just go along to support the MoonWalkers and this great charity.

The money raised will go to Walk the Walk charity, which is the largest grant-making breast cancer charity in the UK donating to many vital breast cancer causes.

L to r: Eva Wood, Kiran Haisman, Helen Wilkes, Jan DrewL to r: Eva Wood, Kiran Haisman, Helen Wilkes, Jan DrewThe MoonWalkers behind the Marlborough evening are Eva Wood, Kiran Haisman, Helen Wilkes and Jan Drew. They have signed up to walk the twentieth London Moonwalk Marathon organised by Walk the Walk. 

It will be the full 26.2 miles or, for younger readers,  42,195 metres.  

The MoonWalkers will set off from Clapham Common at midnight on May 13. Participants - both women and men - walk through the night wearing decorated bras.  The theme of the decorations this year is the Roaring Twenties...decorated bras or flapper dresses and cloche hats.

Helen Wilkes told Marlborough News Online: “We all have friends who have been affected by breast cancer.  We want to raise money in a fun way and get fit at the same time. We are following a training plan, which is a bit of a challenge when you work full-time.”

Walk the Walk charity supports research into breast cancer, helps improve the lives of those with the cancer, and encourages people to improve their levels of fitness. There are several walking challenges each year with The MoonWalk London marathon being the most popular. In 2016 this one event raised over six million pounds.

Overall the charity has raised over one hundred million pounds and is currently supporting vital research into secondary cancers. Other projects supported are Penny Brohn UK in Bristol and Living Well courses, The Breast Cancer Haven in London and 'scalp cooling' procedures which combat the effects of chemotherapy.

Teams of six are needed to take part in the quiz evening - tickets are £12.50 each are obtainable at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  You can use the same email to donate a raffle prize.

Click here to make a donation.   To find out more about The MoonWalk London go to the Walk the Walk website. There are still spaces available for May 13.

You're never just a number raising funds on the MoonWalk MarathonYou're never just a number raising funds on the MoonWalk Marathon

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