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AFM 10th October 2022 Speaker – Nina Barough

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In 1996, Nina Barough CBE, Founder and Chief Executive of breast cancer charity Walk the Walk, woke up one morning with the idea of Power Walking a marathon in a bra to raise money for breast cancer.

Just months later, she led a group of 13 women, as they Power Walked the New York City Marathon wearing decorated bras. The group raised £25,000, which was granted to Breakthrough Breast Cancer. Nina had never fundraised before and had no connection to breast cancer.

Weeks later, Nina was diagnosed with breast cancer herself. Her career running her own styling and production company came to a sudden halt, allowing her to focus more on her inner and outer health. Grabbing this rare opportunity to re-boot her life, Nina started eating well and walking outdoors every day.

In April 1997, Nina’s friends and family wanted to support her and entered the London Marathon, walking the event in decorated bras, raising another £25,000 for breast cancer.

The following year, Nina entered another team for the London Marathon. Only half received places, but undeterred, she created a one-off night-time Power Walking Marathon ahead of the official London Marathon. The iconic MoonWalk London was born

The breast cancer charity which Nina then founded – Walk the Walk – has now raised more than £134 million through its MoonWalks, a series of night-time outdoor fundraising marathons. The money is granted to fund research into breast cancer and to help support people already living with cancer.

Nina and Walk the Walk (which has its headquarters in Woking) are passionate about encouraging women, men and children to realise their own potential for good health and wellbeing by walking.

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AFM 10th October 2022 Speaker – Yeoman Warder Amanda Jayne Clark

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Yeoman Warder Amanda Jayne Clark (AJ) joined the Army in Jan 1992 and retired in March 2017 where she became the second female in history to become a Yeoman Warder at Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress the Tower of London.
Her Service in the Armed Forces saw her carry out her Logistical duties overseas in Germany, Romania, Falkland Islands, Kenya, as well as Operational duties in Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Having served in the Royal Logistic Corps for 25 years and retiring as a Warrant Officer the opportunity arose to apply for a position as a Yeoman Warder and was accepted after a very intensive interview process.

The Yeoman Warders all reside at the Tower of London with their families, and AJ lives there with her husband Simon who is still serving in the Armed Forces and their two miniature dachshunds, Wellington-Walter and Bess-Lillibet.

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AFM 10th October 2022 Speaker – Lindsey Barrell, aka Ms Cherry Bombe

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Essex based Lindsey has been a WI member for many years and her alter ego, Ms Cherry Bombe, has been a regular speaker on the WI circuit since 2014. More recently her talk entitled ‘Burlesque, Me and the WI’ has been wowing audiences far and wide, both via Zoom and face to face, and the feedback has been fabulous. Recently described by one WI member as ‘the best speaker I have ever heard in all of my years as a WI member’ and by another as ‘ an amazing lady and gifted storyteller’ , Lindsey leads two troupes of Burlesque dancers, who are all WI members and are aged between 40 and 82! They travel the home counties giving talks and performing and raising funds for local worthy causes.

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AFM 10th October 2022 Speaker – Nell Pink

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Hi, my name is Nell Pink and I have recently completed Level 2 Forest School Assistant following on from the bursary given by Surrey Federation. I have a background in working with children, and currently work as a Teaching Assistant in an ASD base primary school. I have always had a love for the outdoors, being sporty when I was at school, joining scouting, going on treks and more recently becoming a member of the National Trust.

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