WHAT better way to raise money for charity than walking 26.2 miles through London in the dead of night?
For Caroline Jardine and Katrina Kenny of Langholm it was the most amazing experience to do the Moonwalk.
Caroline said: “We both love a challenge and what better way to raise money.
“We walked the streets of London through the night alongside thousands of other women, men and older children.
“Everyone is doing it for so many reasons; everyone had their own story to tell.
“Many of us have been affected by breast cancer and the Moonwalk raises money to help support various charities.”
At the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh the Moonwalk contributed £5m to fund a new breast cancer ward, a new operating theatre and the renovation of the mammography unit.
This has transformed not only the patient experience from breast checks to treatment but also the working conditions for staff.
Maggie’s Centres started in Scotland and are now well known in the UK for the wonderful service they provide. They are all based in hospital grounds.
“The Moonwalk has given more than £5m to build a centre at Gartnavel in Glasgow as well as many more in the UK.
Caroline added: “We have raised almost £2,000 which is overwhelming. Thank you to everyone who has helped fundraiser, given donations and for all the support we have received.“A big thank you to Yarns to Yearn For the use of its tartan. Langholm really does have an amazing community.”