High Peak couples don bras for midnight moonwalk fundraiser

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A Buxton breast cancer survivor, her husband and three other couples are to don their finest bras – and go for a midnight run around London.

Melanie Kirkham, 48, and her entourage, are to take part in the midnight moonwalk event in London later this year to raise funds for Walk the Walk cancer charity.

The couples will run for 26 miles – right through the night – wearing their finest pink frilly bras.

But not content with a simple underwear run fundraiser, earlier this month the couples teamed up to host a charity auction – which raised an impressive £4,100.

Melanie, of Berwick Road, Harpur Hill, said: “I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. It was such a shock at the time, I was devastated. I had to go through chemotherapy, as well as take lots of other medication, but I’m pleased to say I’m in recovery now.

“But, in light of my experience, I wanted to do something positive for a charity which does great work for breast cancer research, and projects which help women going through a scary and uncertain time.”

Walk the Walk is a grant-giving charity, and provides finance for research projects, and other initiatives associated with breast cancer.

“They have funded some fantastic work, and are a truly worthy cause,” Melanie added.

Melanie will be joined by Paul, 50, for the event on May 16, as well as couples: Toni and Graham Riley; Della and Paul Ward; Darren and Julie Shipley. To donate, visit: https://moonwalklondon2015.everydayhero.com/uk/toni-1.