Two Poole teens taking on marathon challenge for breast cancer sufferers

BEST FOOT FORWARD: Rosie Cousins, left and Stefanie Tucker, both 14

BEST FOOT FORWARD: Rosie Cousins, left and Stefanie Tucker, both 14

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TWO TEENS from Poole are taking on a marathon challenge in aid of those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Stefanie Tucker and Rosie Cousins, both 14, will be taking on The Moonwalk on Saturday, May 10, which will see thousands of people walk collectively through the streets of London to raise funds.

The girls featured in Daily Echo last year after they were the youngest participants to take part in the half-marathon event, but having completed that, they are now taking on the full 26-mile distance.

Stefanie’s proud mum, Verena said: “The girls were both extremely successful in their walk, finishing at 25th place, and in raising sponsorship.”

She added: “I asked whether they could do the full event this year, and the organisers said that as long as I stayed with them, they could do it.”

Verena said that in 2013, the girls raised over £3,500 for charity from the event.

She added that neither of the girls has even a shred of worry about taking part this year.

“They have been training a lot, with just one 20-mile walk so far, and mainly 10-mile events.

“We have also been doing two different types of training, where it’s timed but we don’t focus on the distance and then we do the opposite, with aiming for a distance and not the time.

“My husband, David, is in the RAF and a lot of friends have jokingly said that they will sponsor him to don his best bra.”

For details go to walkthewalkfundraising.org and search for Walk 2 Moons.

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