Movarian walk hailed huge success

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“TOTALLY overwhelming” is how Judith Breiter described the response to a special walk held in memory of her best friend.

The local nurse organised the ‘Movarian Walk’ on Saturday to mark the first anniversary of the death of Moira Scott from ovarian cancer – her name and story inspiring not only the title of the event, but a total of 105 women to stride out against the disease. Judith told the Hawick News: “Saturday was awesome. I was really humbled by the support, the turnout, the people, their whole attitude was totally overwhelming.”

And braving torrential rain around the six or 12-mile Hassendean route, Judith says the atmosphere has ensured it will be an annual event. “Everyone smiled the whole day, not a single spirit was dampened,” she stated. “I thought that if I got 30 people wearing the charity colour teal and knowing about the disease I’d be happy, so the turnout was amazing. Everyone loved it, and 90 per cent of them have said they’ll do it again next year.”