13th May 2003

 

MOONWALK IS UPLIFTING EXPERIENCE FOR LADIES

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Two University of Lincoln staff had an uplifting experience this weekend when they completed the 2003 Playtex Moonwalk in London.

 

Karin Crawford, senior lecturer in Social Work and Susan Oliver, project manager at the Hull School of Health and Social Care, both donned their decorated bras and joined 15,000 other walkers for the full-moon and half-moon marathons.

 

The Playtex Moonwalk is an annual event that raises money for two charities: Breakthrough Breast Cancer and the Bristol Cancer Help Centre.

 

“Celebrities were there with us including Lorraine Kelly and Victoria Wood,” said Karin who finished her first half-moon marathon, which is 13.1 miles.

 

Susan took part in her third full-moon marathon, which is 26.2 miles.  “The first year was really hard, but this time round my sister and I finished it in eight and three quarter hours,” she said.

 

“I must confess, we did wear our bras all the time, but after a while we did have to cover up because it was so cold,” added Susan.

 

“I was wearing a sweatshirt for some of the way, but every time we had a picture taken we kept flashing our bras,” said Karin.

 

Karin and Susan, who both work at the Cottingham Road campus, are still unsure how much money they’ve raised.  The figure should be clear by the end of June, but both University of Lincoln staff are still accepting sponsorship.

 

To make a donation please phone Susan on 01482 463400.

 

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Caption:  Karin Crawford (left) and Susan Oliver took part in the Playtex Moonwalk in London over the weekend

 

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