It's a bra-ve change of image for consultant

PUBLISHED: 12:53 18 May 2006 | UPDATED: 14:42 12 May 2010

The girls are prepared for the gruelling walk

The girls are prepared for the gruelling walk

WALKING around London in a bra and bunny ears is something that an image consultant would not normally advise. But Rebecca Taylor will be doing just that - by joining more than 15,000 bra-clad women in the annual Playtex Moonwalk. Rebecca is an image co

WALKING around London in a bra and bunny ears is something that an image consultant would not normally advise.

But Rebecca Taylor will be doing just that - by joining more than 15,000 bra-clad women in the annual Playtex Moonwalk.

Rebecca is an image consultant who gives style consultations, wardrobe detoxing and image updating - and walking down the street in just a bra would probably be the last thing she would suggest.

But for one night only Rebecca will forget all she has learned in the art of fashion and like thousands of other women will be taking part in the largest power-walking marathon in the world.

Rebecca said: "As an image consultant I certainly wouldn't normally walk down Royston High Street in just a bra. I'm not sure it would be good for business if I did?"

On Saturday, she will also be joined by friends Marie Gilhooly, Berny Dear and Imelda Noble to form Huffers Hussies and raise money for Breast Cancer.

The four, who are all mums from St Mary's Catholic Primary School in Royston, were inspired by close friend Michaela Huffer.

Michaela completed the Moonwalk last year, but since then has had a benign tumour removed from her spine. An operation which means she is no longer able to run.

"Each one of us has a personal experience with cancer, as it is something that unfortunately affects a lot of people," said Rebecca.

"And Michaela's illness has given us an extra incentive. She is really brave and has inspired us. We all watched Michaela complete the Moonwalk last year and because she cannot compete this year, we decided to do it for her."

The event is organised by Walk the Walk, a grant-making charity and a supporter of Breakthrough Breast Cancer. A charity that has raised more than £7 million.

Complete with Bunny ears, Huffers Hussies will walk the marathon course starting and finishing in Hyde Park - a total distance of 26.2 miles.

Rebecca said: "We have been training since the end of January and it's been tough.

"There has been some real up and down moments. But we've all managed to come through together.

"We range from the very fit to the couch potato, so for some of us it's been a big challenge.

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