Sidmouth waitress in three marathon bid for charity

PUBLISHED: 15:56 19 May 2011 | UPDATED: 09:41 20 May 2011

KIND: Becca Mawson

KIND: Becca Mawson

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A FUNDRAISING Sidmouth waitress has set herself a marathon task - to power walk three gruelling 26.2 mile routes in aid of a breast cancer charity.

A FUNDRAISING Sidmouth waitress has set herself a marathon task - to power walk three gruelling 26.2 mile routes in aid of a breast cancer charity.

Fields coffee shop worker Becca Mawson is in training to take her fleet-footed charity exploits to Edinburgh then Iceland, in June, after completing her first challenge in London on Saturday.

While 17,000 people took part in the event, Becca is one in just a thousand who are taking on a trio of marathons to raise cash for Walk the Walk - a grant making charity that supports breast cancer causes.

Becca will be heading to Edinburgh on June 11 and Iceland the following week on June 14.

She’s raised £1,300 so far, but hopes to raise thousands more.

“I’ve been training since the beginning of March and have been out three times a week,” she said.

“I’m being quite ambitious but, as I’m doing all three, I’ve just got to go for it.”

Becca is no stranger to raising cash for worthy causes. The Herald reported last year how she walked 100 miles around Sidmouth to raise more than £1,000 for terminally ill children.

She also raised £1,800 for a breast cancer charity in 2009 when she took part in an all-night marathon in the Scottish capital.

Becca is accepting donations in Fields coffee shop or can be sponsored at www.walkthewalkfundraising.org/becca_mawson.


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