Moonlight march in memory of Leven woman’s mum

Heather Kirkbride
Heather Kirkbride
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HARDY Heather Kirkbride is preparing to go undie cover as she and her friends hope to raise hundreds for breast cancer charities.

Leven woman Heather (46), plus friends Samantha Fulston of Methil, Ron MacDonald from Cellardyke and her sister Angela Martin, now of Lybster, Sutherland, will be taking part in 2011 Moonwalk stroll.

The walk will see over 10,000 women, and a few men, march a marathon distance of 26 miles through Edinburgh during the night on Saturday for the worthwhile causes.

Heather, mother of Nicole (15) and son Ben (14) will be taking part in memory of her late mother Anne Beedles who lost her life due to the condition.

She told the Mail: “My mum died in May last year and I’m glad we’re walking through Edinburgh because my mum grew up in Colinton and absolutely loved Edinburgh.

“We’re very nervous about it because 26 miles is a long distance but we have been in training for a few weeks doing different distances.

“I can do 15 miles comfortably now but they do say that you kind of hit a brick wall at 17 miles.

“After that you’ve just to remember your reasons for doing the walk and use that to help you get through.”

To find out more or donate to Heather visit her fund-raising page at www.walkthewalkfundraising.org/team_shara.

The first MoonWalk was held 15 years ago by Nina Barough, who founded Walk the Walk to raise money for breast cancer research.

The following year, Nina herself was actually diagnosed with the very condition she was raising money to fight, and since then almost 250,000 fundraisers have walked more than four million miles wearing brightly decorated pink tops for its events.

Their efforts have helped to raise more than £65m for cancer charities.

For further details, visit www.walkthewalk.org