Walkers don knickers for fundraising stroll

Walkathong for Ovarian Cancer Action held in the Ashridge Estate on July 1, 2012.
Walkathong for Ovarian Cancer Action held in the Ashridge Estate on July 1, 2012.
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People wearing giant teal coloured knickers over their clothes took part in a 10km Walkathong for Ovarian Cancer Action on Sunday.

The fundraising event saw 80 people turn out for the morning stroll around the picturesque Ashridge Estate, near Berkhamsted.

Charity spokesman Laura McGurl said: “They opened the Ashridge café early before the start of the race and there was a really nice and social atmosphere throughout the day.

“It was really nice to see men and children taking part too as this was the first time that the Walkathong wasn’t women only. Well over £1,000 was raised on the day and we have even bigger plans for next year.”

The Walkathong was set up by 45-year-old Cary Cochrane, from Cheltenham, who received successful treatment for ovarian cancer and now raises awareness about the disease.

For more information about ovarian cancer and how to spot its symptoms visit www.ovarian.org.uk