Eastney beach in for a treat as tennis coach Jack Conway set to strut along in four-inch heels and a bra for charity

  • Tennis coach raising money for breast cancer charity
  • Fundraiser includes taking bites from world’s hottest chilli
  • Target is to raise £300
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STRUTTING around in four-inch heels and wearing only a bra on your top half might not be a regular thing for a man to do along the seafront.

But 23-year-old Jack Conway is getting in touch with his feminine side and is hoping to turn a few heads, all in the name of charity.

Jack Conway is taking part in a charity walk in Southsea dressed in high heels, wearing a bra, bouncing a tennis ball on a tennis racket and eating a ghost chilli at every mile ''Picture: Sarah Standing (151839-9957)

Jack Conway is taking part in a charity walk in Southsea dressed in high heels, wearing a bra, bouncing a tennis ball on a tennis racket and eating a ghost chilli at every mile ''Picture: Sarah Standing (151839-9957)

He wants to raise at least £300 for a breast cancer charity.

Jack, of Maxstoke Close, Somers Town, will totter from Clarence Pier to the swimming pool in Eastney – and back again – in his eye-catching outfit.

A sports coach at Priory Tennis Centre in Fawcett Road, Southsea, Jack will bounce a tennis ball on a racket for the entire length of the six-mile walk.

And to give himself an extra challenge he will be eating parts of a bhut jolokia – which translates into the word ghost chilli and is dubbed the hottest in the world – at each mile interval.

I have been practising walking in heels every day and my feet are covered in blisters, but the worst part is the ghost chilli

Jack Conway, 23

Jack said: ‘The reason why I chose to do it like this was because I was chatting to a mate and was thinking of the best way to promote the event.

‘And adding different parts such as heels, bra and chilli will get people more involved.’

Jack has raised money for a cancer charity before, as a tennis match brought in more than £900 raised for Prostate Cancer UK.

This year he hopes to raise money for a form of cancer that predominantly affects women.

‘I have been practising walking in heels every day and my feet are covered in blisters, but the worst part is the ghost chilli,’ he added.

‘Last time I tried one I had to drink two pints of milk afterwards.

‘I’m very lucky no-one in my family has gone through anything like cancer, but many of my friends’ families have – I just wanted to do something to raise awareness.

‘I’m a big believer that if enough people get behind projects such as this then one day we will find a cure.

‘The target is £300 but I reckon we can push it and go further.’

Breast Cancer Now, the recipient of Jack’s fundraising walk, is the UK’s largest breast cancer charity.

Natalie Aspinall is the community fundraising executive officer for the charity.

She said: ‘We wish Jack every success for his very original fundraising walk and we hope the community go along and support him every step of the way.’

The walk will take place on Sunday, November 29, starting at 1pm.

To donate, visit justgiving.com/jack-conway

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