Sunset walkers can register in stores

15/05/2009

ENTRY forms for the Pink Ladies Sunset Coastal Walk can now be picked up with the weekly shop. Sandpiper CI, owner of Checkers and Safeway supermarkets, has started distributing registration and sponsorship forms at Checkers, Admiral Park, and Safeway, in the Rohais.

Entries are gathering pace for the walk, which has the Guernsey Press as its media partner, and which takes place on Saturday 20 June.

Sandpiper chief executive Tony O'Neill said the company was delighted to help the Pink Ladies breast cancer support group.

The charity provides essential advice, support and awareness to Guernsey women of all ages and I hope our support will encourage others to dig deep to ensure the Sunset Walk is a huge success,' he said.

Pink Lady Linda Falla said they were aiming to get as many women as possible to do the walk this year.

In 2007 we had more than 2,000 women and we'd like to match that at least this year.' She said that the day would have a great atmosphere and the money raised would help in a number of different ways.

When I had cancer 13 years ago I had to pay for my own wig, whereas now the Pink Ladies provide wigs for women who are suffering from breast cancer.' Pink Lady Sheila Leach encouraged people to take part and said there would be a party atmosphere on the day of the walk.

The walk in 2007 raised more than £100,000 which stayed in the island and provided invaluable financial help to Guernsey breast cancer sufferers.

Money is used to fund treatment for lymphoedema, a painful side-effect of breast cancer treatment that affects one patient in five.

Anyone wanting to take part in the Pink Ladies Sunset Walk can pick up an entry form at Safeway and Checkers. Tony O'Neill, of Sandpiper CI, is pictured with Pink Ladies Linda Falla and Sheila Leach, right. (Picture by Tom Tardif, 0772386)



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