Cabbie Candys mobile advert for coastal walk

25/05/2011

A TAXI driver touched by the Pink Ladies campaign to get people walking to raise money for local breast cancer support has decided to advertise this years Sunset Coastal Walk on her cab.

Candy Hutton said she normally started conversations with passengers and found thatone woman had suffered from the disease.

"She said it was her first time in around two years that she had been out because she had suffered from breast cancer.

"I was quite shocked at the time," Ms Hutton said.

"She was a bit anxious about going out but she had done it and was in remission."

Afterwards, the taxi driver had wondered if there was anything she could do to help the Pink Ladies.

"Being a night-time driver I couldn't really collect money in the car, so I phoned them up and said that I could advertise for them.

"It means I'm doing something."

She thanked Signrite and the Venture Inn for their help.

The Sunset Coastal Walk takes place on Saturday 18 June.

It was launched in 2007 by the Pink Ladies and it attracted more than 2,000 participants of all ages and raised more than 100,000 for local breast cancer support.

Since then it has gone from strength to strength, providing funds to help the support group pay for locally available treatment for lymphoedema, a side-effect of the disease.

The breast cancer support group also celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and it continues to offer advice, help and raise awareness about breast cancer.
It is calling on girls and women across the island to dress in pink and join them on this years walk.

Ms Hutton said it was a very important cause.

"I've picked up a few women who have suffered from breast cancer. They are very strong people who have a determined attitude toward life.
"The Pink Ladies need our support."

There is a choice of two coastal routes to suit all walkers, both meeting up
en-route and finishing in Town at the same time.

The longer course starts at 6pm at Grandes Rocques and is 10.5 miles-long.
The shorter is around 3.5 miles and starts at Bordeaux at 8pm.
Walkers then gather for a party and prize giving in Town Square, featuring Abba tribute band Sensation.

Candy Hutton is doing her bit to promote the Pink Ladies Sunset Coastal Walkwith the advertising on her cab.     (Picture by TomTardif, 1138735)

GEP Article by Jess Stevenson 25/05/2011


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