Great Bristol Run 2022: Sisters running for breast cancer victim to wear breast costumes

The pair hope to raise £2,000 for breat cancer charities

Two sisters will take part in the Great Bristol Run 10k later this month - dressed as big boobs as they raise money for two breast cancer charities.

Steph Palmer, who is from Bristol, and her sister Sarah will be running the race on September 25 in memory of a close friend who died of breast cancer aged 31 last year.

Hatti Gayner had supported the charities CoppaFeel and Make 2nds Count before she died with secondary breast cancer.

Now, as Steph and Sarah prepare for the race in Bristol, CoppaFeel have supplied breast costumes for their fundraising at the race.

Steph said: “I’ve never done a 10k before and, while Sarah has, it was about 10 years ago, so this feels quite daunting – especially when dressed as giant boobs. It will be a great achievement for both of us and it’s a celebration of Hatti’s life.

“Seeing us in our costumes will make sense when we’re doing the race itself, but when we’re running around the Harbourside dressed as giant boobs during our training I’m sure we’ll be raising a few eyebrows.”

Hatti passed away on September 17, and would have been 31 four days after the Great Bristol Run.

Sarah Palmer (left) and Steph Palmer are running the Great Bristol Run 10k dressed in bosom costumes

Steph, who first met Hatti in 2016 through her work as a professional singer and dancer, said: “Hatti and I were working in Turkey with Tui Hotels and quickly became close friends.

“She was super bubbly, optimistic and super fit and healthy, being a dancer. She didn’t have any family history of breast cancer either, so it was a real shock when she was diagnosed in August 2020. We really want to raise awareness about the importance of checking yourself and to raise money for research.”

Before she passed away, Hatti was doing as much as she could to support CoppaFeel, the charity that campaigns to raise awareness of the importance of checking for signs of breast cancer – and how to do it.

Hatti had secondary breast cancer and was also keen to support Make 2nds Count, which raises awareness and funds medical research that will contribute to advancing an increased quality of life for patients with the disease.

For the Great Bristol Run 10k, Steph and Sarah’s target is to raise £2,000 – split equally between CoppaFeel and Make 2nds Count. To donate, visit: https://www.justgiving.com/team/Steph-Palmer3?utm_source=Sharethis&utm_medium=team&utm_content=Steph-Palmer3&utm_campaign=pfp-email&utm_term=c3b81d275e4e4ca48b6852d36a2d28d7

The Great Bristol Run 10k starts in the city centre and takes runners past the vibrant waterfront, before crossing on to Spike Island, through Wapping Wharf and looping round the beautiful Queen Square at the half-way point.

Runners then cross over into Redcliffe before rounding the historical Castle Park on a final section through Old City, before the grandstand finish on Anchor Road.

The Half Marathon route takes runners past the vibrant waterfront and out along the beautiful and peaceful Avon Gorge passing under the world famous Clifton Suspension Bridge, before joining the 10k route at Spike Island.

Entries for the Great Bristol Run 10k, Half Marathon and Family Mile which take place on Sunday 25 September are open at greatrun.org/Bristol.