Men in bras step out for cancer

A GROUP of men will be sporting bras when they step out today in aid of breast cancer charities today.The fundraisers, all from Felixstowe, are bucking the trend for the MoonWalk - which traditionally sees up to 15,000 women take part in a 26.

A GROUP of men will be sporting bras when they step out today in aid of breast cancer charities today.

The fundraisers, all from Felixstowe, are bucking the trend for the MoonWalk - which traditionally sees up to 15,000 women take part in a 26.2 mile power walk through London.

The idea to take part in the event, which raises money for breast cancer causes, began in the pub.

Adrian Waterhouse Taylor, aged 50 and wearing a 42C bra, said: “My wife did the walk last year and persuaded me to take part.

“The others joined in after a few pints. When I was measured, I came out as a size 42, but the shop only had a 40 - so I had to settle for a 40GG with a special strap extension. I didn't take them up on their offer to try it on in the shop.”

In keeping with the rest of the MoonWalkers, the men - who will be joining a team of five women on the walk - have decorated their bras with pink satin, sequins, angels' wings and even a set of path-finding 'nipple' lights.

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The Moon Men hope to raise more than £5,000 for the cause - the recent raffle of a two-week cruise around the Canaries, donated by Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, netted £3,200.

Dave Lambert, a 55-year-old accountant who will be sporting a 44D, added: “There aren't many people who haven't been affected by the disease in one way or other. I'm walking as a small tribute to a friend who died from the disease.”

Celebrities including makeover guru Nicky Hambleton-Jones and BBC Breakfast's Dr Rosemary Leonard are due to take part in the marathon which traditionally starts and ends in Hyde Park and last year raised £5m for breast charities.

The annual event, which now takes place all over the world, was founded by 53-year-old Nina Barough who walked the New York marathon - in her bra - with a group of friends in 1996.

If you would like to sponsor the Moon Men visit www.bmycharity/Felixstowe.