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Bust Up! An Exhibition with Walk the Walk

To coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a new collection of celebrity-designed bras for Walk the Walk will be exhibited at The Lightbox gallery and museum.

From 3 – 15 October 2017, the free exhibition ‘Bust Up!’ will take place across the Ground Floor of The Lightbox.

Famous for its MoonWalks, where thousands walk a midnight marathon in bras to raise awareness of breast cancer, Woking-based charity and walking challenge specialists Walk the Walk have raised over £120 million to date. MoonWalk participants create uniquely-designed bras to wear during the walks, and they have become an iconic part of the charity’s heritage. The high-profile celebrities and designers behind the bras in this new collection will be revealed when the exhibition opens.

Over the years, Walk the Walk bras have been decorated by a wonderful variety of celebrities, artists, politicians, authors, designers, musicians and other key personalities. Past bras designed for Walk the Walk include Lorraine Kelly OBE bra created by Barbour; Ab Fab bra created by Victoria Grant; Nina Saunders bra; BAFTA bra created by Sandy Powell OBE; Little Mix bra created by Jane Bowler and Heather Orr; Dame Zandra Rhodes DBE bra, and many more.

Founded over 20 years ago by Nina Barough CBE after she had a dream about walking the New York City Marathon in a bra to raise money for breast cancer, Walk the Walk is now the UK’s largest grant-making breast cancer charity. Later that year, Barough led a group of 13 women, wearing decorated bras, as they Power Walked the New York City Marathon. Two months later Nina was diagnosed with breast cancer and continued to Power Walk to keep positive. This was the starting point for Walk the Walk and the famous MoonWalks, which have now been held all over the world, from Iceland to Peru.

Nina Barough, founder of Walk the Walk, said: “We are all very excited to be launching ‘Bust Up’, our exhibition at The Lightbox Woking. Woking has been the home of Walk the Walk for the last 21 years so it is a huge honour and privilege to be given the opportunity of exhibiting some of our most uniquely decorated bras in such a wonderful venue. It also gives our supporters, businesses of Woking and the local community and the surrounding area, the chance to show their support during Breast Cancer Awareness Month by visiting the exhibition. What better way to make a difference to those with breast cancer!

Visit this brand new exhibition in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, free entry from 3 – 15 October 2017.