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Boys in bras brave the cold in charity walk for Newbury Cancer Care, raising thousands



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Boys sporting pink bras took to Newbury's streets this weekend in aid of Newbury Cancer Care.

The weather held out, on Saturday (November 6) though it was cold for the boys who bared all in bras in the name of charity.

Organiser Karen DeMonte said that the event “couldn’t have gone any better”.

Charity Walk in bras for Newbury Cancer Care..Ref: 45-1621. (52912512)
Charity Walk in bras for Newbury Cancer Care..Ref: 45-1621. (52912512)

A total of around £7,000 has been raised so far, setting them up to exceed their £10,000 two-year aim.

Mrs DeMonte said: “It was fantastic when we realised how much we got.

“We are going to keep going to see how far we can take it, who knows what we can make.”

Kevin Batson on the charity walk for Newbury Cancer Care. Ref: 45-1621. (52912511)
Kevin Batson on the charity walk for Newbury Cancer Care. Ref: 45-1621. (52912511)

Around 15 'boys' took on the cold and walked the streets of Newbury, with a couple of them coming all the way from Cornwall just for the event.

She added: “They were only wearing bras, I was expecting to have bras on top of clothing, they came out bear chested, loud and proud.

“They were very dedicated to it.

“They were carrying the banner there which was good, I think people were going out and saying why they wanted to support and what it meant to them.”

The group drew a lot of attention as they walked from Thatcham Broadway through to Newbury’s Victoria Park and then on to Newbury high street.

She said: “It was fantastic, they walked along the A4 and people were pulling over in cars waving, and shouting messages out, it was incredible.

“When they reached Newbury, we went through the high street, people came up to them, they said wow and put money in the bucket.”

Mrs DeMonte recently created a ‘Calendar Girls’ calendar, also in aid of the cancer charity, which has sold over 400 copies and she is now looking forward to future projects.

The calendar is still on sale and can be purchased online at https://calendargirlscalendar.designwrite.co.uk/



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