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PRESS RELEASE: What a night for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Local dignitaries, including The Mayor and Mayoress of Woking, Councillor Graham Cundy and Mrs Sarah Cundy, as well as Jonathan Lord, MP for Woking, were amongst the guests showing their support for Woking-based breast cancer charity Walk the Walk last night (Tuesday 3rd October).

Local dignitaries, including The Mayor and Mayoress of Woking, Councillor Graham Cundy and Mrs Sarah Cundy, as well as Jonathan Lord, MP for Woking, were amongst the guests showing their support for Woking-based breast cancer charity Walk the Walk last night (Tuesday 3rd October).

Guests were treated to a private viewing of the ‘Bust Up!’ bra exhibition at The Lightbox in Woking, where they had a sneak-preview of one-of-a-kind bras created by celebrities, artists, designers and local companies. The collection includes a Jason Kenny OBE bra by Meccanica, a McLaren bra signed by Formula One drivers Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne, and an HG Wells’ War of the Worlds bra sculpted by Michael Condron. An Alan Carr bra created by Julien Macdonald added a touch of celebrity sparkle, and aspiring fashion designers from Woking College, students Téa Breeze Harwood and Sophie Milne, gave everyone a taste of what to expect in the future.  Local lingerie company, HanesBrands, showed their support with a Wonderbra creation, and a Rock n’ Roll bra by Jeff Banks, completed the collection.

The ‘Bust Up!’ bra exhibition, which is open until Sunday 15th October, coincides with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as well as celebrating Walk the Walk’s 21st birthday.

Talking about his HG Wells’ War of the Worlds bra, Sculptor Michael Condron said:

“The Woking Martian was my first public artwork, and it’s been intriguing and delighting to revisit it nearly twenty years on, only this time in bra form.

Walk the Walk is a fantastic charity, and I’ve been inspired by the organisers and participants to try and create a fittingly energetic and exotic contribution to help raise awareness.”

Nina Barough, Founder and Chief Executive of Walk the Walk added:

“It was a huge honour and very proud moment for Walk the Walk to be able to hold an exhibition in its home town of Woking and to present the incredible work we do raising money and awareness.

The evening was a huge success and a fantastic mix of designers, supporters, sponsors, local Walk the Walk volunteers and walkers. We also had representatives from McLaren, HanesBrands, Woking College, as well as Michael Condron, sculptor of the Woking Martian, who had all created amazing bras. It really was a celebration of coming together for a common cause.

Don’t miss the opportunity of seeing “Bust Up” this Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Don’t just stand there, do it……sign up to walk, volunteer, or make a donation and do your little bit! “

The bra is the trademark of Walk the Walk, and thanks to the thousands of Walkers wearing decorated bras as they take part in the charity’s MoonWalks, and other events, more than £121 million has been raised for breast cancer causes.

Since 1996, Walk the Walk has made grants to charities including; Breast Cancer Now, Penny Brohn UK, Helen Rollason Cancer Charity, Tenovus, The Haven, and The Christie Hospital.  The charity also has its own special project, providing funding to hospitals across the UK to purchase Scalp Cooling systems, special machines which help many people undergoing chemotherapy to retain their hair.

Images from last night’s event are available here.

The MoonWalk London takes place on Saturday 12th May 2018. Sign up at walkthewalk.org

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Notes to Editors

The MoonWalk London 2018

  • Saturday 12th May 2018, Clapham Common
  • 2018 will be the 21st MoonWalk London.
  • Two walking challenges are available: Half Moon (13.1 + 2 miles) or Full Moon (26.2 miles)
  • This year’s theme is “Wild West”
  • All participants must be aged 13 and over to take part
  • The cost of entering the Half Moon and Full Moon is £49.50
  • Walkers are asked to raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship
  • Entries are open at walkthewalk.org

Walk the Walk

  • Nina Barough CBE, Founder and Chief Executive, set up and now runs Walk the Walk
  • Walk the Walk specialises in fitness and Power Walking challenges. 
  • HRH The Prince of Wales is the official Patron of Walk the Walk. 
  • As a grant-making charity, all funds are raised for Walk the Walk and 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. 
  • To date grants have been made to charities and organisations throughout the UK including Breast
    Cancer Now, The Breast Cancer Haven, Penny Brohn UK and hundreds of NHS Hospitals and
    Trusts for which we supply Scalp Cooling Systems. 
  • Breast Cancer Now’s Male Breast Cancer Study takes place at The Institute of Cancer Research,
    London 
  • The charity also has a community grant fund which each year grants to smaller organisations.
    Helen Rollason Cancer Charity, Tenovus Cancer Care, The Christie, Cancer Kin, FACT and others,
    all receive funds which enable them to continue their work. 
  • ‘The MoonWalk’ is the flagship event of the charity currently held in London, Scotland and Iceland.