Belfast Telegraph

Friday 31 October 2014

Lorraine Kelly in cancer 'moonwalk'

Lorriane Kelly with her mother Anne and daughter Rosie at the Edinburgh MoonWalk

TV presenter Lorraine Kelly has spoken of an "inspiring and uplifting" experience after she took part in the Edinburgh MoonWalk.

The GMTV presenter was one of thousands of people who took to the city`s streets on Saturday night to raise money for breast cancer causes in Scotland.

More than 10,000 people walked the 13-mile route, and it is hoped they raised a total of £3 million for breast cancer research and care.

Walk the Walk, the charity behind the event, raised over £600,000 from walkers before the race started.

Walkers wore the event's trademark bras, some over T-shirts, and 2010's Mardi Gras theme was represented by flashing lights, feathers and flowers.

Kelly said it was an "incredible night".

"The atmosphere was inspiring and uplifting. For me it was a special family event as, for the first time, my mum Anne and daughter Rosie joined me," the presenter said.

Walkers passed a number of iconic Edinburgh landmarks that were bathed in pink light in honour of the event.

Buildings sporting a rose-tinted hue included Edinburgh Castle, The Monument of Queen Victoria, The Royal Bank of Scotland Headquarters, Lloyds on The Mound, Waverley Court, The Balmoral Hotel, Jenners and John Lewis.

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