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Gloucestershire fantastic four to complete charity marathon in their bras.

By Gloucestershire Echo  |  Posted: May 04, 2013

By STEVEN IMPEY

  • MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Debbie Powell, Suzanne Laird, Anna Griffiths and Sophie Hanna

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THIS determined foursome are preparing for their first ever marathon – but not in the fashion you would quite expect.

In a bid to raise cash for Breast Cancer UK, they will join thousands of people to complete 26.2 miles in London on May 11.

But this won't be a run-of-the-mill race – because people won't be running. All those participating will walk the route in their own self-decorated bras.

Friends Debbie Powell, 28, from Leckhampton, Suzanne Laird, 25, from Bishop's Cleeve, and Anna Griffiths, 25, and Sophie Hanna, 26, both from Hucclecote, will be walking for the cause.

Debbie said: "The theme of the walk this year is space and we've all had a lot of fun decorating our bras.

"It hasn't put me off but I am not somebody who likes to walk around in my bra so it will be a bit strange.

"But it will be amazing when we've done and it will be a great adrenaline rush. We're all looking forward to it."

Debbie is walking in aid of charity Breast Cancer UK after a family member was diagnosed with the disease.

The event is called The Moon Walk London and takes place through the night, and to do their bit, Debbie and her friends have set up their own team called Brabie Girls.

"Breast Cancer UK is a cause that is close to all of our hearts and it's something that helps a lot of people," Debbie continued.

"Whether it is a family member or a friend, everybody knows how cancer can affect people and that's why we want to show our support. We've tried to do a bit of training every week but it's difficult to fit 26 miles in around work so we've been doing four and eight miles at a time.

"It's something that all four of us are not used to.

"None of us are exercise freaks so it will be a big challenge for all of us. We would never be able to do the London Marathon but, by doing this, we can strike off a marathon from our bucket list.

"The atmosphere is going to be great and I think that's what is going to spur us on."

To donate, go to www.justgiving.com/Brabie-Girls.

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