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King’s Lynn mums raise more than £600 in buggy walk

Taking part in the buggy walk are, from left, Catherine Harvey, Emma Coupland, Amanda and Katie Bonnett, Alice Nicol, Vicky Redhead Emma Bensley, Laura Byrne, Kelly Flegg and Gemma Alexander.

Taking part in the buggy walk are, from left, Catherine Harvey, Emma Coupland, Amanda and Katie Bonnett, Alice Nicol, Vicky Redhead Emma Bensley, Laura Byrne, Kelly Flegg and Gemma Alexander.

A group of determined Lynn mums and their bonny babies have raised more than £600 for a cancer charity with a buggy walk.

They were inspired to complete the challenge after one of their friends has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer.

The parade of prams left Lynnsport on Wednesday at 11am and made its way into the town centre via The Walks.

Once in town, the youngsters helped their mums with the fundraising by holding the collection tins.

The mums were raising money for Breast Cancer Care.

The group of mums all met at a buggy bootcamp fitness class which are run in the West Norfolk area.

One of those involved was Vicky Redhead, of Lynn, who was delighted to raise so much money within just a few days but is also hoping to raise awareness of the disease.

She said: “People have been very generous.

“We would encourage people to check themselves regularly.

“This could happen to anyone – your daughter, mum, friend or even your husband or father.”

Those taking part in the walk with Vicky were Catherine Harvey, Emma Coupland, Amanda and Katie Bonnett, Alice Nicol, Emma Bensley, Laura Byrne, Kelly Flegg and Gemma Alexander.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in this country.

The NHS says about 48,000 women get breast cancer in Britain each year.

Symptoms include: a lump or an area of thickened tissue in either breast, change in the size or shape of one or both breasts and discharge

Breast Cancer Care runs a number of services including a telephone and online service.

It also runs two day courses for younger women with breast cancer along with a team to promote breast health.

If you would like to support the mums on their fundraising bid go to www.justgiving.com/Victoria-Redhead2/

 

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