A ribbon of pink around the coast


Around 1,500 took part in Saturday's The Pink Ladies Sunset Coastal Walk 2015 for breast cancer awareness....

SPIRITS rose as the sun went down for those who soaked up the atmosphere of Saturday's coastal walk to raise money for the Pink Ladies breast cancer charity.

Walkers gave different reasons for taking part but all were intent on supporting the drive to combat the disease.

Accounts manager Tracie Mason, 51, and eight of her friends raised 10,000 in May by taking part in the Moonwalk in London. 'A friend of mine has just gone through breast cancer and that's the reason why we went to London,' she said.

'Today for us is about keeping it going.'

Just about everybody entered the spirit of the event by dressing up and a stream of bright-pink walkers could be seen disappearing into the mist towards Port Soif once the 6pm signal to start had been given.

Auxiliary nurse, Sue Sarahs, 62, said she had lost her father and a brother to cancer and, for her, the event was about supporting the fight against the disease in general.

Fellow HSSD auxiliary Marie Kimber, 46, said she had lost her mother to the disease six years ago and it was something that was close to her heart.

Finance worker Helen Falla said she had taken part in all five Sunset Coastal Walks. 'It's enjoyable with a good atmosphere and it raises money for a worthwhile charity,' she said.

'I can take part, whereas there will be some who are not so lucky and undergoing treatment for breast cancer who won't be able to.'

Client services manager Julie McFarlane, with friends Debbie Lancaster-Breban, Lorraine Poynder and Tara Bretel, all Deputy HM Sheriffs, were walking in memory of another friend, Tina Marley.

'Tina was only in her early 40s when she lost her fight against the disease a couple of years ago and she was my best friend,' said Ms McFarlane.

Ms Lancaster-Breban said breast cancer was one of the biggest killers and it was important to raise awareness of it as well as money.

Compliance manager Sally Brehaut, 44, daughter, student Sophie Brehaut, 16, and trust manager Becky Anderson, 38, were also taking part. 'My friend Carol Jones passed away a couple of months ago and my dad and uncle died from cancer,' said Ms Brehaut.

'If they can cure it, then I'm for it.'

Article courtesy of the Guernsey Press & Star

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