Sidmouth waitress walks way to £2.5k for charity

PUBLISHED: 07:00 26 June 2011

Becca Mawson with her medals after doing three marathons (London,Edinburgh and Iceland) in her bra. Photo by Terry Ife ref shs 5778-25-11TI To Order a copy of this photo visit www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Becca Mawson with her medals after doing three marathons (London,Edinburgh and Iceland) in her bra. Photo by Terry Ife ref shs 5778-25-11TI To Order a copy of this photo visit www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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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.


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