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kmfm presenter and sisters from Kent join hundreds at next month's Pink Ribbonwalk at Leeds Castle

28 May 2014
by Kent Messenger reporter


Kmfm presenter Emma Adam will be stepping out of the studio and into the sunshine for a very public fundraising feat.

The radio station’s afternoon presenter, will be joining hundreds of others on a 10-mile walk around Leeds Castle for the second annual Pink Ribbonwalk.

And she plans to throw herself into the colourpink theme.

She said: “I’m so excited to be taking part. Every year in the UK, 55,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer, and this is a fabulous way to show support for everyone affected.

“I can’t wait to join you all there. I just need to dig out my pink tutu.”

Wendy Pennington (left) with her sister Jane

Wendy Pennington (left) with her sister Jane

Grandmother-of-five Wendy Pennington will be going one step further and taking on the 20-mile route, with her sister Jane.

She has had numerous encounters with breast cancer, through relatives, friends and colleagues, including her daughter’s best friend, who died of the disease. Currently, her manager at work is also undergoing treatment, and she has several friends in remission.

She said: “I did the Moonwalk last year and wanted to do something different this year., but something different. I also enjoy walking, and it will be a way to do something I enjoy, while raising money for a good cause.”

The pair recently trekked 12.5 miles walked around Bewl Water in Lamberhurst – a distance of 12.5 miles – to prepare, and plan have a 15-mile session planned this weekend.

Emma Adam

Emma Adam

They have no fundraising target, but have already received pledges of £645, and Mrs Pennington’s said her employers – a bank in the City bank – agreeing to match whatever she raises.

The walk takes place on Saturday, June 7. To sign up visit www.breastcancercare.org.uk/walk, or by calling 0870 145 0101. Walkers must be over 16, and need to raise £100 in sponsorship which goes to help fund Breast Cancer Care’s specialist services. It costs £30 to register, with family and friends getting a reduced entry fee for Leeds Castle on the day.

To sponsor Wendy visit whttp://www.justgiving.com/Jane-Wendy

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