Bury St Edmunds friends prepare for MoonWalk London

Moonwalkers Lauren Cutler, Clare Steadman and Amy Boughton
Moonwalkers Lauren Cutler, Clare Steadman and Amy Boughton

Eight friends are preparing to ‘walk the walk’ as they join thousands of people for this year’s MoonWalk London.

Tomorrow will see Lauren Cutler, Amy Boughton, Clare Steadman, Amy Leader and Hannah Barton, all from Bury St Edmunds, unite against breast cancer as they tackle the ‘full moon’ – a 26.2 mile course – with friends Claire Pettitt, of Ixworth, Trina Nunn, of Cotton, and Fleur Kelleher, of Ipswich.

Mrs Cutler, a mother-of-two, said taking part in the walk was Ms Steadman’s idea because she had picked up an injury which was preventing her from running her usual half marathons.

She said: “Clare always likes to do a challenge and suggested we do a MoonWalk which is for beast cancer and we all have somebody who’s had it or had a scare so it was an easy yes.”

The group will be power-walking throughout the night wearing colourful bras decorated with Hawaiian flowers and sequins, all in aid of Walk the Walk, a grant making charity that raises funds for vital breast cancer causes.

Mrs cutler, a former Westgate Primary School teacher, said: “We’re all really excited. For the last week we’ve been busy creating our carnival-themed bras and having created our costumes has brought on the excitement. I must say that I’ve got butterflies.”

A ladies pamper party a few weeks ago helped tip the group’s fund-raising efforts over £2,000. To help them reach their £3,000 target, go to moonwalklondon2016.everydayhero.com/uk/team-suffolk-sequined-sambaing-senoritas