Mood of coast walk caught on first DVD

31/10/2009

THE DVD of this yearís Pink Ladiesí Sunset Coastal Walk is now available to buy. The proceeds from their sale at £5 each will go to the breast cancer support group. This yearís walk, which attracted more than 2,000 women, was held in celebration of the life of the groupís co-founder, Ann McMillan, who lost her battle with an unrelated cancer last year.

The June walk’s co-organiser and Pink Ladies treasurer Doreen Le Poidevin said the DVD would provide participants with a poignant reminder.

‘The DVD captures the mood of the event and its purpose – to celebrate life and remember those who have been touched by breast cancer.’

She said the DVD also includes live music from local band The Devotees who performed at the Pink Party staged at the end of the walk in the Market Square.

‘The DVD also has photos of walkers, interviews with Pink Ladies members and plenty of scenes of the many women who took part to raise money during this spectacular sunset event.

‘Watching the DVD, it is an emotional experience to see the sea of pink, snake along the coastline at sunset.

‘The Pink Ladies would like to thank everyone who took part and supported the walk,’ said Mrs Le Poidevin.

Co-founder Jo Allen said she was pleased with the result.

‘We are delighted to have our first DVD for sale, which we hope will prove popular with those who took part.

‘With so much going on that day, it was hard to see everything – the DVD is a chance to see anything you missed.

‘It was truly moving to see 2,000 women coming together to raise money and awareness for the same cause, and each with their own personal reasons for
doing so,’ she said

The £90,000 raised by the walk was split between the group and Les Bourgs Hospice.

There were two routes. The first was approximately 10.5 miles and started at Grandes Rocques. The second was 3.5 miles and began at Bordeaux. Both finishing in Town.

The DVD was created and edited by Rod Gavey and his son, Jake. Mr Gavey has made numerous DVDS in the past but nothing like this before.

‘I loved making it and would definitely do it again,’ he said.

Jake said he had a lot of fun filming and he thought the final product was ‘awesome’.

The DVD is available to buy at Les Bourgs Hospice Shop on the Bridge, Les Bourgs Hospice Shop in Mont Arrive, Number 19, Le Friquet Garden Centre, Blind O'Reilly's, the pathology lab at the PEH, Bulstrode House & Rex Printers.

The Pink Ladies, which was formed by six women in 2001, now has more than 100 members and continues to support those affected by the disease.

The next sunset coastal walk is expected to take place in 2011.

GEP Article by Poppy Gradwell

Jo Allen, a co-founder of the Pink Ladies, and Rod Gavey, who made the DVD with his son, Jake.   (Picture by Steve Sarre, 0864806)



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