The magnificent MoonWalk circus rolls into town

Crop l-r alice taylor and amy young both 12 from edinburgh

Alice Taylor and Amy Young, both 12, from Edinburgh, are taking part in the MoonWalk.

This year's circus-themed MoonWalk Scotland is on Saturday, 8 June

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18th April 2019 by Graham Martin 0 Comments

The fun of the circus came to Edinburgh as people taking part in this year's MoonWalk Scotland joined performers from Gandeys Circus to encourage others to join this year's walking challenge.

Wearing Walk the Walk's famous bra T-shirts, everyone got into the spirit with Chico the Clown, a fire breather and a contortionist to raise awareness.

This year's circus-themed MoonWalk Scotland is on Saturday, 8 June.

Organised by grant-making breast cancer charity, Walk the Walk, The MoonWalk Scotland will see thousands of women, men and young people walking a quarter, half, full or double marathon through the streets of Edinburgh at Midnight to raise money and awareness to help fight the disease.

Amy Young (12) from Edinburgh is taking on a 6.55 mile challenge with her mum, dad, sister and a family friend.

She said: "It was really fun to do the photoshoot at the Big Top, especially meeting all the performers. I hope it helps to make lots of people interested in doing The MoonWalk, because it is such a good thing to do. I can't wait to help raise money and awareness for breast cancer."

Founder and chief executive of Walk the Walk, Nina Barough CBE, said: “A huge thank you to Gandeys Circus for such a fun-filled experience today and getting everybody in the mood to MoonWalk in June. I hope it inspires more women, men and children to sign up and put one foot in front of the other and join our MoonWalk circus.

“With challenges from just 6.55 to 26.2 miles, there really is something for every age and ability. Come on folks, roll up! roll up! and help us raise money and awareness to support people living with cancer in Scotland."

More than 86,000 Walkers have taken part in The MoonWalk Scotland since the event started in 1996, and so far, more than £21.3 million has been raised to improve the lives of those living with cancer. 

Setting off from Holyrood Park, Edinburgh, walkers can take on one of four challenges at The MoonWalk Scotland; The New Moon (6.55 miles, open to people aged 10 and over), Half Moon (13.1 miles), Full Moon (26.2 miles) or Over The Moon (52.4 miles).

You can sign up here.