Pink Ladies launch a new badge

05/10/2012

A NEW charity pin badge has been launched to raise awareness and funds for a group supporting Guernsey women with breast cancer.

The Pink Ladies support group unveiled its fourth new badge design to mark October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Distributor Yvonne Elliott urged people to buy a badge at one of the many locations, listed below, from which they will be available for £1. The 59-year-old, who has herself battled breast cancer, said: ‘People can show their support by buying the badges and obviously it helps to fund many different things that the Pink Ladies support. ‘It is also so important for ladies to go on routine mammograms. If you are offered one, it is very important to accept them. Without a mammogram I would not be here today.’

Mrs Elliott added: ‘Ray Hollis has once again helped to produce the new badge and we would like to thank him for his ongoing support.’

The Pink Ladies was set up in 2001 by a group of women going through treatment for breast cancer and it now has 120 members. It offers emotional, practical and financial support. For more information about the group, visit www.pinkladies.org.gg.

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month the new badges will be available from Aladdin’s Cave, Alliance, the Bulstrode Oncology Unit, the Breast Care Unit, Cobo Health Centre, L’Aumone Surgery, Le Longfrie Surgery, the Medical Specialist Group, the Princess Elizabeth Hospital shop and cafeteria, Queen’s Road Medical Practice, Rohais Health Centre, St Martin’s Health Centre, Stonelake’s Pharmacy on the Bridge  and St Sampson’s Medical Centre in Grandes Maisons Road.  

Guernsey Press article 5/10/2012


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