Pink Ladies flag day will be a first

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01/10/2008

Islanders are being asked to think pink on Saturday. Breast Cancer Awareness Month starts today and the Pink Ladies are marking it with the launch of a new pin badge.

The support group will also be holding its first flag day on Saturday, an idea of two of the group’s founders, Amanda Brown and Doreen Le Poidevin.
‘We want to raise awareness as well as money,’ said Mrs Le Poidevin.
The charity’s Sunset Coastal Walk in June 2007 raised more than £103,000 and the group hopes to stage a similar event next year. The new silver rectangular badge, the price of which will be £1, was designed by Ray Hollis and features the motif seen on the front of collection boxes.

Breast cancer affects about 50 women annually in Guernsey and the Pink Ladies raise funds to ensure local financial support remains available, providding support from helping out with post-surgery household chores to providing funds to help specialist nurses attend courses in the UK.

The Pink Ladies will be collecting between 10am and 4pm at the Co-ops on the Bridge and in St Martin’s, at Alliance, at Aladdin’s Cave, elsewhere on the Bridge, in Town outside Boots and at the top of Market Steps.

Sheila Leach, left, and Pam Lacey of the Pink Ladies breast cancer support group, who are holding a flag day at various places on Saturday.     (Picture by Peter Frankland, )
 
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