Pants in public to combat cancer

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A HUNDRED women walked in the woods wearing pants over their trousers and skirts for charity.

The first 10k Walkathong was in the Ashridge Estate from 7am on Sunday.

Cash from the 11 to 70-year-old participants’ £15 entry fee will go to charity Ovarian Cancer Action.

Mum-of-two Cary Cochrane, 44, organised the event after she developed the illness herself, needing six rounds of chemotherapy and a hysterectomy. Now she wants to raise awareness as well as cash to battle the problem.

The survival rate is just 30 to 35 per cent compared to 80 per cent for breast cancer.

Cary says more than £1,500 was made from Sunday’s event – but she’s hoping for about £4,000 by the time she finishes collecting. She said: “I am a little bit tired with aching legs now, but I am on an adrenaline high.

“It was very humbling for me that so many wanted to get up early and support my mission.”

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