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‘Moonwalk’ mums’ late-night challenge

11 May, 2018 — By Ellen O’Riordan

The walkers from left: Gloria Pegoraro, Michelle Lambe, Fiona Costa, Samantha Long, Lucy Mead and Maire Sloman. Also taking part will be Sharon Wightman and Elena Buchberger

EIGHT women will be marathon walking at midnight this Saturday in aid of a breast cancer charity.

The fundraisers, all mothers of pupils at St Joan of Arc School, in Highbury, will take on the Moonwalk London challenge for the Walk the Walk charity.

Fiona Costa, one of the walkers, said: “All of us have had a family member in the past with cancer. For me personally, my aunt, Denise, ­discovered she had breast cancer a year ago.”

Prior to her diagnosis, Denise Mansi was a big campaigner for breast cancer research, even dyeing her hair pink to raise money. She has just undergone a round of chemotherapy and is waiting to hear her results.

The Islington walkers have been walking around Islington “non-stop” to prepare for the event. To ensure they make it to the finish line in one piece, Ms Costa said:

“We will put Vaseline around our feet and wear double socks.”

The women are hoping to make “as much as possible” and have already raised more than £3,000. To donate to their cause visit


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