We have our first MoonWalker!
Sam Lucas, a graduate trainee at Rowan House is putting her best feet forward next May to take part in this colourful and demanding event. Now it's over to Sam to tell you about the walk and why she has decided to take part...
On Saturday May 10th 2014 I will be taking part in the London Moonwalk to raise vital funds for Breast Cancer related charities. This is a 26.2mile power walk through the streets of London, with all participants wearing brightly decorated bras to show their support for the cause.
The MoonWalk is in its 13th year and has so far raised over £72million which has funded large scale research projects to help fight cancer, supported integrated care provision for cancer patients, helped contribute to new hospital operating facilities and so much more.
WalkTheWalk [who organise the MoonWalk - Ed] is a grant making charity and the funds raised are donated to charities, hospitals and research projects all over the UK including: The Christie in Manchester, FACT Cancer Support in the North East, Helen Rollason Cancer Charity in the South East, Maggie's Centres in Scotland and many more.
I chose to take part in the MoonWalk for a number of reasons:
- To join thousands of others in raising money for such an important cause.
- As a personal challenge - I don't think my little legs will know what's hit them after 8 hours of power walking (I'm sure I must be taking twice as many steps as everyone else!!)
- Walking around London in a nicely decorated bra seemed like a pretty good way to spend a Saturday evening!
I am not the most ‘athletically minded’ and have never done an event of this nature so if anyone has any words of wisdom to share in preparation for some long walks ahead – please send them my way!
I have set myself a target of raising £500, so every donation will be greatly appreciated.
If you would like to make a donation, please click on the link to my donation site.
Thank you very much for your support. Photo to follow upon completion!
Good luck Sam and I'm sure the distance walkers we've featured here on Community Link-Up will have plenty hints and tips to help you on your way. I hope this post garners plenty of donations for you to take you through your paces during training!