Dad steps out in leopard print bra for charity walk

From left, Helen, Graham and Julie Dearden are gearing up for a 26-mile MoonWalk through Edinburgh for breast cancer charity Walk the Walk.
From left, Helen, Graham and Julie Dearden are gearing up for a 26-mile MoonWalk through Edinburgh for breast cancer charity Walk the Walk.

A Hucknall family are heading to Edinburgh next weekend to take part in charity walking event which will be especially close to their hearts.

Graham and Julie Dearden, daughter Helen and sister-in-law Rachel will be among thousands of fundraisers lining up for breast cancer charity Walk the Walk’s MoonWalk event on Saturday, June 10.

The walk is a 26-mile overnight walk around the streets and coastline of Edinburgh starting at midnight.

Graham, who works for the National Trust, said: “We have all lost someone very close to cancer - Rob, who was my brother-in-law, and also lost a friend to breast cancer.

“We also know a number of other friends who have had breast cancer scares and fortunately managed to survive.”

Julie added: “We know first-hand how devastating it can be to families, and it’s fair to say most of us know of someone who has been affected.”

The walk is primarily for women—and Julie, Helen and Rachel have all completed it before—but men can enter so long as they wear a bra for the duration.

Every year the walk is given a different theme and this year it’s ‘jungle safari’.

Game for a laugh, Graham will don a leopard print number, and said: “I am joining the jungle-clad ladies to raise vital money for this important cause.

“We started out aiming to raise £300 but hope to exceed that as far as possible.”

Julie added: “Graham is no stranger to challenges but he’s never done any wearing a bra.

“There will be blood sweat and tears along the way, and extra Vaseline required for Graham and his straps.”

To sponsor the family’s efforts, visit http://bit.ly/2qAXMtd.