Pink Ladies’ badge reworked


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

The Pink Ladies unveiled its fifth new badge to mark October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Distributor Yvonne Elliott urged people to buy the badge for £1.

The 62-year-old, who has herself battled breast cancer, said the design was similar to one in the past but had a different colour scheme – pink and white.

‘It is hugely important that people support this and buy a badge because the money raised will go into helping women with breast cancer on a day-to-day basis.

‘Unlike the Sunset Coastal Walk, where money in the past has been raised to update the breast unit, all money from the badges will go towards basic things, from helping people with the ironing, to cleaning their house – as well as the bags we make that are given to women diagnosed or going through surgery that contain things like vitamin E cream. ‘It may be something small, but it can make a huge difference to somebody.’

The Pink Ladies was set up in 2001 by a group of women going through treatment for breast cancer. It offers emotional, practical and financial support.

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The badges will be available from 1 October.


Where to buy the badges :

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the new badges will be available from Aladdin’s Cave, the Bulstrode Oncology Unit, the Breast Care Unit, Cobo Health Centre, L’Aumone Surgery, Le Longfrie Surgery, 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, St Sampson’s Medical Centre in Grandes Maisons Road and Island Health’s surgery in La Plaiderie.


Article and picture courtesy of the Guernsey Press & Star

Picture : Yvonne Elliott with the new Pink Ladies’ badges which will be on sale during October to raise awareness and funds.

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