Walkers for Pink Ladies fund-raiser at nearly 1.5k


SUPPORT for this months Pink Ladies Sunset Coastal Walk is growing and there is still plenty of time to enter. So far, organisers have received 1,350 registration forms for the event, which is organised in conjunction with the Guernsey Press.

Co-organiser and Pink Ladies treasurer Doreen Le Poidevin said it was not too late for women to sign up to the charity event on Saturday 20 June, which last time saw more than 2,000 step out to raise funds for local breast cancer treatment.

‘Due to popular demand the closing date has now been extended and late entries will still be accepted,’ she said, including entries on the day.

‘It’s going to be such a brilliant night. We have the Devotees playing in The Square at the end of the walk and BBC Guernsey morning show host Gary Burgess will be there to cheer on the ladies at the start and at the finish.’

Among the hundreds signed-up  so far is a team of 10 women from RBC Trustees (Guernsey) Limited.

The women will be walking the full 10.5-mile route from Grandes Rocques to The Square in Town and hope to raise as much money as possible.
Mary Lacey, RBC Wealth Management private client director, said this was the first time she will be taking part in the event which was first staged in 2007.

‘I am really looking forward to it,’ she said. ‘I remember seeing the picture from 2007 and it looked like a lot of fun.

‘The Pink Ladies is such a great cause and it is great all the money raised stays locally to benefit our own community. We have only just put up our sponsorship forms and have already raised £125 from staff in the office. I am sure this will increase as we get round to asking friends and family for their support.’

This year’s Pink Ladies’ Sunset Coastal Walk has been organised in memory of Anne McMillan.  She was a co-founder of the local breast cancer support group, but died of an unrelated cancer.

RBC wealth Management private client director Mary Lacey, foreground centre, who is the leader of the firm’s team which will take part in the Pink Ladies’ Sunset Coastal Walk 2009 on Saturday 20 June.      

GEP Article by Gemma Long
(Picture by Tom Tardif, 0783134) 

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