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Hollie and the Dollies get ready for Moonwalk 2014

PUBLISHED: 08:51 30 April 2014 | UPDATED: 08:51 30 April 2014

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London gets ready for 17,000 Rockabilly Bombshells to Boogie Woogie their way to the finish line and local team Holly & The Dollies will be taking part in the 17th Moonwalk London on May 10 2014

Since the first Moonwalk in 1998 this unique challenge has brought together over 250,000 women and men who have the united goal of raising money and awareness for vital breast cancer causes. The moonwalk London is organised by health charity Walk the Walk worldwide and this is their flagship event it raised in excess of 5.6 million in 2013 alone, bringing their fundraising total to over £90 million for vital breast cancer causes!

With 1 in 8 women in the UK expected to experience some form of breast cancer, walk the walk are passionate about encouraging the importance of maintaining a healthy weight and active lifestyle by joining the walk the walk challenge, it has changed many lives for the better.

The Holly & The Dollies are a local team made up of Kathryn Pearson & Holly MacBeth both from the Somerset Breakthrough Breast Cancer Group who completed the half-moon 13.8 miles last year, they have now roped in Kathryn’s sister Bec Attoe & Holly’s close friend Victoria Mackenzie to join them in the Full Moon Marathon this May. The team have been in training since November last year and completed 21 miles on Sunday 27 April in 5hrs 45 mins which they were very pleased with, their target is 7hrs in total for the 26 mile Full Moon marathon walk!

The girls are very excited and can’t wait to attend the event, Holly MacBeth from the group explained ‘ we have all been working hard training both together and individually for this event and we look forward to completing our own personal challenges all in aid of this amazing charity’ Holly also said how they would like to thank their sponsor The Batch country Hotel, Lympsham who kindly covered the girls traveling and accommodation expenses to & from London and also provided training hoodies for the girls. Holly said ‘ We are so lucky to have local support from our sponsor, friends & family, without them we wouldn’t have had the time to train or to be able to do this, it really is a community effort not just our little team!’

The team have a fundraising challenge of £500 to raise if not more and have asked if you would like to sponsor the team and follow their progress please follow the link below :

https://moonwalklondon2014.everydayhero.com/uk/holly-the-dollies

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