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The MoonWalk Scotland – Police Scotland swap fingerprints for footprints!

My family have benefited hugely from the projects Walk the Walk has funded over the years – from the fantastic facilities at Maggie’s Centre to the recently refurbished breast cancer wards at Edinburgh’s Western General Hospital.

Officers from Police Scotland will be pounding the pavements of Edinburgh at Midnight on Saturday 7th June – as they swap fingerprints for footprints! The boys and girls in blue are uniting with breast cancer charity Walk the Walk to take on a Power Walking challenge at The MoonWalk Scotland, starting in Inverleith Park.

Team Police Scotland, who is taking part, will be an arresting sight on the streets of the capital city as they join thousands of women and men wearing brightly decorated bras, raising money and awareness for cancer.

The Police Scotland team pledged to take part in the Moonwalk as part of Police Scotland’s Fit for 14 initiative.  The initiative – inspired by the Commonwealth Games – provides an opportunity for staff to set themselves personal fitness or wellbeing goals to be completed by the end of the Games.

Deputy Chief Constable, Steve Allen said:

“I am delighted that a team of Police Scotland staff have not only embraced ‘Fit for 14’ and seized the opportunity to improve their fitness and well-being but in doing so, will raise money for such a worthy cause.”

Walking with a team of police officers and staff along with family and friends, Sara Docherty, Marketing Project Manager, Police Scotland is looking forward to the event and hopes to encourage more of her colleagues to join the team.  Sara said:

“Walk the Walk is a charity that has always been close to my heart.   My family have benefited hugely from the projects Walk the Walk has funded over the years – from the fantastic facilities at Maggie’s Centre to the recently refurbished breast cancer wards at Edinburgh’s Western General Hospital.  The money raised by MoonWalkers makes a real difference to the day-to-day lives of people living with breast cancer.

That’s why I’ll be doing the MoonWalk again this year as part of the Police Scotland ‘Fit for 14′ team.   One of the great things about the MoonWalk is that anyone of any age or fitness level can take part, all you need is a pair of trainers and the motivation to help men and women everywhere beat breast cancer.”

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