Tread the boards and raise money!

Do you know anyone who performs in a local Amateur Dramatic Group? Are you an amateur performer yourself? Why not put on a play based on The MoonWalk and boost your fundraising whilst having a lot of fun on the way? Purrrfect!

Gail Young walked The MoonWalk in 2003 with her friends and was so inspired by her experience, the camaraderie of the walkers, the ups and downs of the training walks and the marathon itself, the laughs and tears along the way that she jotted it all down on paper. She directed and acted alongside the Guilden Sutton Players in the very first performances of the play in Guilden Sutton Village Hall near Chester in November 2005. The play was then taken to the Edinburgh Fringe in the summer of 2006, raising more funds for Walk the Walk. This fantastic play now found a publisher and is waiting to be performed by many more enthusiasts for appreciative audiences worldwide. Yes, worldwide. It has found its way to New Zealand and has even been translated into Flemish for a performance in Belgium.

“The play follows a team of women training for and participating in The MoonWalk London, and is a comic drama intended to pay tribute to charity walkers, race organisers and marshals everywhere. My mum, sister in law, and a best friend had suffered from breast cancer. Sadly all three are no longer with us now - and they were my original reason for walking the walk.

I was asked to join a gang of Cheshire ladies to walk in The MoonWalk in May 2003 as one of their members had dropped out. The name of the team was the ‘Cheshire Cats’ – and the play is partly based on real events that weekend. On the train home from London I did say ‘Someone should write a play about this weekend…’ – and reader, I wrote it!”

(Gail Young, Author)

Hire the MoonWalk Kit!

Having had previous requests from several Am Dram Groups, we have put together a basic costume kit that provides the branded items needed for the play.

Bumbags, water bottle holders, MoonWalk medals, bra T-Shirts, walker caps and foil capes are all available. We hire the kit out for a £60 refundable deposit + £60 admin charge. If you are fundraising for us the admin fee is reduced to £30. You will also need to cover the cost of postage which is about an extra £6.95  (2nd class) or more if you’d like it sent 1st class – I can confirm this, once I put the pack together. If you are interested, please fill out the form here.

Many people also have collection tubs when they are fundraising for us, so please do mention if you would like any. There is a £6 refundable deposit per tub.

Fundraise during the play!

If you are raising money for Walk the Walk and you are thinking of holding a raffle, we can help provide certain items at a special price from our WalkWear shop! Boxes of bra pins, collection tubs, stickers, balloons are also available to help you get in those much needed extra pennies. For the fundraising items, have a look here.

Our high resolution "in aid of Walk the Walk" logo could also be sent to you upon request for use on your posters and tickets.

To find out more or to send a request, please contact the fundraising team and they will be more than delighted to help you.

Links to resources

Buy the play
Official Cheshire Cats website
Cheshire Cats on Facebook

Bra picture

Many more ways to fundraise

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