Local ladies ready to MoonWalk into the fight against breast cancer

Worksop women Maria Batty (left) and Delia Higgins are taking part in the MoonWalk this weekend

Worksop women Maria Batty (left) and Delia Higgins are taking part in the MoonWalk this weekend

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Two women from Worksop will be moonwalking in London this weekend to raise money in aid of Breast Cancer treatment.

Maria Batty and Delia Higgins regularly do sponsored walks for local charities but usually in places like Spain or Portugal.

But after Delia was diagnosed with breast cancer last summer, one of her friends from her running club, Footmark Fitness training from Doncaster, decided they should do the MoonWalk – a national moonlit marathon and half-marathon in London – and they asked Maria to join them.

“Delia has been through the recovery process and and we are going walk this weekend as a group called the Footmark Fillies,” said Maria.

“It starts on Clapham Common and people walk through the night.”

“We are the only two from Worksop, the other girls are all from Doncaster.”

“I usually do charity walks every year but since Delia was diagnosed with cancer, we all decided to do something for that and that’s when we decided to take part in the MoonWalk and as a group, we hope to raise more than £6,000.”

The MoonWalk takes place on Saturday and is expected to attract around 17,000 entrants.

Since the first event back in 1998, more than 250,000 women and men have taken part in the event, including celebrity supporters like Jennifer Saunders, Emma Kennedy, Clare Balding and Gabby Logan.

Many women – and some brave men – will also be wearing the trademark Walk The Walk bras that bring a splash of colour to the streets of London.

As a group we aim to raise over £6,000.

To sponsor Maria and Delia, visit their sponsorship page at www.moonwalklondon2014 .everydayhero.com/uk/maria-3