Thousands strip down to their bras for The SunWalk
5:31pm Monday 2nd July 2012 in Video
Thousands stripped down to their bras on Sunday to raise money for breast cancer charities.
The SunWalk saw women, men and children power walk around Battersea Park in brightly decorated bra's to raise money for grant-making charity Walk the Walk.
A tropical theme ran throughout the day with many walkers dressing up in grass skirts, coconut bras and belly-dancing gear.
Fund-raisers were joined by celebrity guest TV presenter Gabby Roslin, with performances from Levi Roots, Aswad and Riamba setting the Latin mood.
Walkers took on a 5k, 10k or half-marathon challenge and managed to power through in their lingerie despite the miserable weather.
Your Local Guardian reporters Alexandra Rucki and Rachel Blundy also joined in the challenge by wearing bras adorned in copies of the Wandsworth Guardian.
Ms Roslin who completed the walk with her daughter said: "I felt very emotional, I am so proud of them it as it was their first walk."
Crista Toomey, 35, of Hertfordshire said: "It was lovely and inspiring. It is great to get the kids involved and make them aware of exercise, and to get young girls checking their breasts."
The annual event raised £250,000 last year, with participants asked to raise a minimum of £100 each.
Walk the Walk raises money for breast cancer charities such as Breakthrough Breast Cancer, Penny Brohn Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Haven.
To help our reporters make their fund-raising target visit walkthewalkfundraising.org/wandsworth_guardian