Duo will be walking on the moon … in London
TWO care home workers hope their plan to raise money for breast cancer research will be an overnight success.
Sonia Da Silva and Tamena Seymour from the Abbeycrest Care Home in Reading are taking part in a marathon nighttime stroll through the streets of London.
They aim to raise £400 while dressed in glitzy outfits for the breast cancer charity, Walk the Walk.
Sonia, the care home manager, said they were inspired to take up the challenge after supporting residents diagnosed with breast cancer.
“This is the first time either Tamena or myself have taken part in the MoonWalk so we are excited to be doing it together.
“We have recently been supporting residents living with breast cancer and so the MoonWalk is the perfect opportunity to not only represent them but also to raise awareness and some much needed funds while supporting those living with breast cancer and other cancers.”
She added that last October the pair took part in the
Windsor Memory Walk in aid of Alzheimer’s Society last October, and had been looking for a new challenge.
“The Memory Walk was the first charity walk we have ever done, but we thoroughly enjoyed it, not only for the personal physical challenge but also the opportunity to raise money for causes which are close to home for many of our staff and residents.”
Sonia and Tamena, a home coordinator, will walk 26.2 miles overnight on Saturday, May 20 across Clapham Common and the surrounding area for the MoonWalk, which this year celebrates its 25th anniversary.
■ To sponsor Sonia and Tamena, visit their fundraising page at https://walkthewalk.enthuse.com/pf/abbeycrest