Holly takes on capital's Moonwalk

PUBLISHED: 17:00 09 May 2014

Holly, Bec, Kathryn and Victoria, who are all taking part in the Moonwalk London on May 10.

Holly, Bec, Kathryn and Victoria, who are all taking part in the Moonwalk London on May 10.

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A GROUP of charity fundraisers will be taking part in a London Marathon with a difference this weekend.

Burnham-resident Holly MacBeth and her team from Somerset Breakthrough Breast Cancer are walking the 17th annual Moonwalk London on Saturday night, a marathon-length route beginning on Clapham Common at midnight.

Holly was inspired to take part after being affected by breast cancer in her family, and will walk the 26.1-mile stretch alongside fellow group member Kathryn Pearson, her sister Bec Humphreys and friend Victoria Mackenzie.

Holly and Kathryn have both taken part in the 13.8-mile half-moon walk before, but this will be their first attempt at scaling the full distance, after training since November.

She said: “It was hard last year during the half run but I was definitely not quite as fit as I am now, and I’m really looking forward to doing the full one this year.

“It is a big part of my family’s every day lives and it means a lot to me to support the charity. We have been doing well, we have got past our £500 target and raised it to £750 because of the level of support.

“The Batch Country House has been great and sponsored us for our hotel and travel expenses, it’s a lot of money to support the event. We’ve hit the 21 mile barrier in training so things are going well.”

To donate to the Breakthrough Breast Cancer walk, visit: moonwalklondon2014.everydayhero.com/uk/holly-the-dollies

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