David Gold moonwalks in bra - for charity

David Gold, Eltham's Conservative Parliamentary Candidate, is admitting to wearing a bra – but only once a year - to take part in the Playtex Moonwalk marathon through central London on the night of 19 May.


This is the second year David will be participating in the challenge in memory of his mother who died of Breast Cancer at the age of 55 in 2005.   All funds raised will benefit Breast Cancer charities.

The 34 year old who was selected as Conservative candidate at London's first open primary in July 2006, will be joining 15,000 women (and about 1,000 men) on the 26.2 mile course wearing the obligatory bra though the night, starting at 11pm.

Commenting on Friday David said, "This is a very personal, emotional event for me.  My mother died far too young as a result of Breast Cancer.   My aunt also had it and recently a very good friend of mine died of the disease aged just 62.

"I pledged to train a lot harder this year but I've been so busy campaigning I haven't really had a chance!   I'm just hoping that delivering all those leaflets has made me fitter than I was last year".

The course starts at Hyde Park and goes through Knightsbridge, Westminster, the South Bank, Battersea Park, Chelsea and back through Whitehall to the start.   Others who are signed up to walk include Kate Garraway of GMTV, Paul Martin, Beverly Craven and Liza Goddard as well as politicians Margaret Hodge, Harriet Harman and Patricia Hewitt.

Anyone wishing to sponsor David can do so on-line here. Further information on the Moonwalk can be found at www.walkthewalk.org