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PRESS RELEASE - From Charity Founder to Holyrood Star - Jenners, House of Fraser help Nina Barough get glamorous for The MoonWalk Scotland

Jenners, House of Fraser have thrown their support behind this year’s MoonWalk Scotland by designing a special movie-themed bra for this year’s Hollywood to Holyrood themed event.

Jenners, House of Fraser bra designed for Nina Barough CBE

Jenners, House of Fraser have thrown their support behind this year’s MoonWalk Scotland by designing a special movie-themed bra for this year’s Hollywood to Holyrood themed event.

The spectacular design features a film reel, film strips, and an array of brightly coloured Hollywood stars. The bra is the trademark of grant-making charity, Walk the Walk, and Jenners have exclusively created this unique design for the organisations Founder and Chief Executive, Nina Barough CBE. Nina will showcase the glamorous bra as she takes to the stage at The MoonWalk Scotland, this weekend (Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June).

Making its way to the VIP press area at the event, the Jenners, House of Fraser bra will be exhibited alongside five other one-of-a-kind designer bras; a Formula 1 bra by McLaren, an HG Wells’ War of the Worlds bra by Michael Condron, Avabra created by the costume department at Wicked The Musical, a Hollywood inspired bra created by Rigby and Peller, and a BAFTA bra created by Oscar winning Costume Designer, Sandy Powell OBE.

Setting off from Holyrood Park, Edinburgh at Midnight, women and men wearing brightly decorated bras will take on one of four walking challenges; The New Moon (6.55 miles), Half Moon (13.1 miles), Full Moon (26.2 miles) or Over The Moon (52.4 miles). The event raises money and awareness to help fight breast cancer.  

Jenners are also supporting Walk the Walk with a special window display and by offering mini makeovers for MoonWalk participants this Saturday.

Walk the Walk’s Founder and Chief Executive Nina Barough CBE said: “For the past few years Jenner’s have very generously decorated a bra for me, so it is now with great anticipation and excitement that I wait to see their creation, and my goodness it never disappoints. Jenners, House of Fraser, have done it again, and as always, above and beyond my expectations.

Their imagination and creativity is exceptional and I am incredibly grateful for the all thought and effort, the designs have been stunning.”

After all, it is these iconic bras worn by our walkers that are the symbol of Walk the Walk and The MoonWalk and the reason that as a charity we have raised over £125 million.”

More than 80,000 walkers have taken part in The MoonWalk Scotland since the event started in 1996, and so far, more than £20.5 million has been raised to improve the lives of those living with cancer in the country.

The MoonWalk Scotland 2018 is on Saturday 9 June. To find out more, or to sign up as a volunteer visit walkthewalk.org

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Notes to editors:

Walk the Walk

  • Nina Barough CBE, Founder and Chief Executive, set up and now runs Walk the Walk Worldwide.  
  • Walk the Walk specialises in fitness and Power Walking challenges. 
  • HRH The Prince of Wales is the official Patron of Walk the Walk. 
  • Walk the Walk has so far raised in excess of £125 million.
  • As a grant-making charity, all funds are raised for Walk the Walk are then granted to where the charity feels they will do the most good.  
  • Walk the Walk funds are granted to projects that not only support research, important to all our future health, but also support a variety of projects that are supporting cancer patients now throughout the UK. 
  • Walk the Walk is the principal funder of the Maggie’s Centre at Gartnavel, Glasgow and Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert. A grant was also made towards the Lanark Centre in the grounds of Monklands Hospital in Airdrie. Maggie’s Centres offer support to people diagnosed with all types of cancer, as well as providing emotional support for their families.
  • Walk the Walk has also funded the renovation of Ward 6, a new theatre and renovation of the Mammography Unit at the Breast Cancer Institute at Edinburgh’s Western General Hospital.
  • Walk the Walk is committed to providing funding to hospitals across Scotland and the UK to purchase Scalp Cooling systems, special machines which are helping many people undergoing chemotherapy to retain their hair. Walk the Walk has funded 57 Scalp Coolers in 26 Scottish hospitals.
  • ‘The MoonWalk’ is the flagship event of the charity currently held in London, Scotland and Iceland.

About House of Fraser UK:

House of Fraser is a department store group with 59 enviable locations across the UK and Ireland and a franchise store in Abu Dhabi. As one of the best known names on the high street, House of Fraser has presented customers with an unrivalled nationwide department store for over 169 years. In December 2016, House of Fraser opened its first international standalone store in Nanjing, China, and opened its second store in September 2017 in Xuzhou, China. At the financial year ended January 2017, The Group has annual sales of £1.3bn and employs 5,000 House of Fraser employees and 12,500 concession staff through over 4 million sq. ft of selling space. Customers can shop at House of Fraser from http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk.