Press goes pink for Breast Cancer Care and The Pink Ladies

29/10/2010

EVERYTHING was pink in the advertising department at the Guernsey Press yesterday. The newspaper organised a day of fund-raising for Breast Cancer Care and the Pink Ladies.


A raffle and auction took place at the Braye Road newspaper centre.

Participants had the opportunity to bid on many items which were kindly donated by businesses and these ranged from spa days, meals out, clothing and shoes to a Pandora bracelet.

There was also a cake sale.

The departments Michelle Hockey said support from local firms had been amazing.

Companies have been very generous with prizes, she said.
We dont know the exact number yet, but we have raised at least 1,500.
The day has gone really well.

Receptionist Pat Jeffreys said the day had been particularly successful. I think everyone has been and is affected by breast cancer in some way, she said.
Everyone is very supportive of the initiatives that are associated with it.
We contacted Breast Cancer Care and told them what we were doing.
They sent us pink T-shirts and balloons and we might be featured in its magazine.

The Guernsey Press Co. Ltd is also set to give a percentage of the takings from advertisements linked with the fund-raiser to the charity as part of its on-going support for the islands many fund raising activities.

Pat Jeffreys, pictured left, and Becky Guilbert of the Guernsey Press with some of the home-made items for sale at the newspaper centre yesterday in aid of Breast Cancer Care and the Pink Ladies.               

Guernsey Press Article 30th October 2010


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