PINK LADIES ANNOUNCED AS MISS GUERNSEY CHARITY

03/09/2010

Local breast cancer support group The Pink Ladies will be the charity to benefit from this year’s Miss Guernsey event. The black tie gala night takes place on Friday 22 October 2010 at the Farmhouse Hotel with a special pink carpet forming the focal point for both competitors and the audience.

“When we came up with the idea of a fairytale theme for the night with a pink carpet centrepiece, it made perfect sense for us to support the brilliant work of The Pink Ladies,” said event organiser Sue Markham of GBG Media. “And with breast cancer awareness month falling in October too, all the signs were there that this was the perfect choice.”

A percentage of the ticket money and all the funds raised on the night will go to The Pink Ladies, a charity set up in 2001 by several local women who were undergoing breast cancer treatment and wanted to make contact with other people in a similar situation.

Since then the charity has grown, and now holds monthly support meetings as well as many other support initiatives and fundraising events throughout the year to further their aims.

“We are delighted to be supported by the Miss Guernsey organisers,” said Doreen Le Poidevin of The Pink Ladies. “We’re hoping the night will raise both a lot of much needed money to enable us to continue our work, but also valuable awareness for the many women in Guernsey that we’re here to support.”

Guernsey-based award-winning jewellery designer Catherine Best is sponsoring the Miss Guernsey event.

“Like many women I am awareof the hard work of The Pink Ladies and the good they do,” said Catherine. “By supporting them through Miss Guernsey, we feel this event can do even more good for some of the most deserving people in our community.”

Entries are being taken now from local woman, aged 18 to 30, who would like to take part in the contest.  Entry forms are available from the Catherine Best mill in St Martin’s or by downloading it from the official Miss Guernsey website at www.missguernsey.com




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