After 9 hours of walking the streets of London the Penzance Pasty Posse arrived at the finish – exhausted but triumphant! The MoonWalk sounds like it was an amazing experience this is their story…
The evening began in Moonwalk City- a massive pink marquee on Clapham Common. Dressed in our pink satin Pasty Bras we joined the huge crowd of bra-clad people waiting to begin the marathon walk, entertained by music, singers, talks from inspiring people including the Mayor of London while waiting for our departure slot.
Finally we were off at 11.30 pm. We were so lucky with the weather it was a beautiful clear night and there was a beautiful waxing moon. London by night is amazing. And what a route! We passed so many landmarks – The Tower of London, St Pauls Cathedral, The London Eye (illuminated pink for the night!), The Golden Hinde, The Globe, Big Ben, Both Tates, Harrods, Marble Arch to name a few and many more… All along the route we were signposted, cheered and encouraged by an amazing team of volunteers. They stood at their posts the whole night with smiles and humour handing out water and fruit and organising the long toilet queues!
The sun came up and we still had far to go, but after mile 16 we were well over halfway and on the homeward run. The final stretch crossing the river for the last time on Battersea bridge felt exhilarating.
Finally on to the Common and back to where we had started and met by a line of smiling volunteers handing out hugs and medals!
We collected our Finishers’ Tee shirts – dazed and exuberant! After a huge breakfast at our hotel we took the train home to Penzance – comatose!
Between us the team has raised £3847 for Breast Cancer. One of our team is a Breast Cancer survivor, another lost her mother to it and we all four know women who have had it or lost their lives to it. Research goes on and survival rates improve. The money to fund research is vital.
A big thank you from all the Penzance Pasty Posse team to Ingredient Solutions for supporting us with their very generous donation.