Sidmouth waitress walks way to £2.5k for charity
PUBLISHED: 07:00 26 June 2011
Becca sported an assortment of specially customised bras.
BRA-VO to power walking Sidmouth waitress Becca Mawson- who took on three marathons in just over a month to raise £2,500 for a breast cancer charity.
The Fields coffee shop worker completed gruelling 26 mile ‘Moonwalks’ in London, Edinburgh and freezing Iceland sporting an assortment of specially customised bras.
The knackered 45-year-old told the Herald this week: “My feet haven’t touched the ground but it’s been unforgettable.”
Becca was one of only 16 people out of tens of thousands who took part in all three late-night marathons to raise cash for Walk the Walk- a grant making charity that supports breast cancer causes.
She took part in a London challenge in May before tackling two treks in seven days this month in Edinburgh and then Iceland.
“I’m very proud to say I did the Iceland one, where temperatures were below zero, in my bra and some thick gloves,” said Becca.
“I’m tired but happy. It was a once in a lifetime thing. I feel fantastic now I’ve done it. I’m delighted so many people have supported me an am chuffed to bits with how much I’ve raised.
“Iceland was a great place to go for a walk. It didn’t get dark at all. It was great for sightseeing.”
Becca is no stranger to raising cash for worthy causes and had bagged around £7,500 for charity in the last few years.
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 still accepting donations in Fields coffee shop where she works or can be sponsored at www.walkthewalkfundraising.org/becca_mawson.