St Edmundsbury Cathedral’s finance boss takes on three moonwalks for breast cancer charity
Walking for seven and a half hours throughout the night but in only 40 minutes of darkness was a ‘surreal’ experience for triple moonwalker Elizabeth Gibson.
The head of finance at St Edmundsbury Cathedral took part in three consecutive moonwalks in London, Edinburgh and Iceland.
But it was the Iceland experience which amazed her.
Elizabeth who has raised £1,100 with her triple joined others to walk the 26.2miles around Lake Myvatn in Iceland. Setting off at midnight the walkers enjoyed sunset at 12.56 am and then sunrise at 1.30am as they made their way around the lake.
Elizabeth, who came up with the idea to recreate the cathedral in Lego to raise £200,000 for the cathedral, has been raising money for charity since 2010 when she did her first walk with daughters Kate and Louise.
The three land challenge that she completed within five weeks raises money for the Walk the Walk charity which supports people with breast cancer. This has raised £110million in the last 20 years with grants helping projects such as supplying scalp cooling machines which help prevent hair loss from chemotherapy.
To mark her Iceland walk St Edmundsbury Cathedral was lit in pink on the night.
She said: “I’ve done a lot of 26.2 miles so it seemed a good idea to ramp it up and I signed up for the three land challenge. Edinburgh was the hardest. I was conscious I only had a week to recover before Iceland. In London there were a lot of people and we had to keep to the pavements so there were bottlenecks at the crossings. It was a really fun evening for everyone but Iceland was surreal.” You can support Elizabeth’s challenge by clicking here