Bexhill Babes know how to Walk The Walk

bexhill babes at finish of moonwalk
bexhill babes at finish of moonwalk

They did it - The Bexhill Babes put fancy bras on and their best feet forward to join the fight against breast cancer.

The ladies were among 17,000 women and men who braved the elements and completed a 26.2 walk around London to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research and care.

The Moonwalk, which took place throughout the night - starting from Clapham Common and ending there - is organised annually by the Walk the Walk charity.

The weather was not on their side with rain and wind not letting up. Kristina Portelli said: “The conditions were the worst ever and it took us eight hours to complete, but we stayed united as a team and all got to the finish line together.

“We thank our families and friends for their loving support and also the Bexhill Observer for our pre publicity. We have raised an astonishing £3,000. When we received our medals at the end, any discomfort quickly disappeared it made our efforts so worthwhile.”

The organisers of the event have said that over £3.5 million pounds was achieved on the night.

Walk the Walk is a grant making charity committed to raising funds and awareness for vital breast cancer causes. Organisations like Breast Cancer Campaign have benefitted for a number of years from their generous support. Walk the Walk not only fund research, but a wide range of projects including those which provide emotional and physical support for those living with breast cancer.

Supporter Jackie Stevens praised the efforts of The Bexhill Babes and said: “Well done to them all.”