Pink Ladies Sunset Coastal walkers to get a rose-tinted view

16/06/2009

ISLANDERS have just five days left to register for this years Pink Ladies Sunset Coastal Walk. More than 1,600 islanders have already signed up for the walk this Saturday and one team taking part are already in the pink for the event. Specsavers has a team of 12 women walking and the company has donated hundreds of pairs of pink shades to get participants in the mood.

‘It’s a really fun event for a very important cause, so we were keen to enter a Specsavers team,’ said team leader Ashleigh Gibson.

It is the second time the Pink Ladies have organised a Sunset Walk – the first was two years ago when more than 2,000 women took part in the walk. £100,000 was raised for local breast cancer treatment.

‘A number of girls from the night staff team are taking part, and I know they’re all looking forward to complete the walk as a team.
‘We’re also hoping to raise lots of money,’ said Miss Gibson.

So far organisers have received 1,600 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 to sign up for the charity event – to ensure a place, organisers are urging all those still wishing to take part to register before Saturday.

This year’s walk is in memory of Anne McMillan, co-founder of the local breast cancer support group, who died last year of an unrelated cancer. Grandes Rocques car park will be closed for the start of the event and organisers are asking, if possible, for walkers to be dropped off.

Specsavers pink glasses, with various cases, will be available on the day for a donation of a minimum of £1.

A team from Specsavers is taking part in the Pink Ladies’ Sunset Coastal Walk on Saturday. Left to right are: Tracey Mansell-Simon, Amanda de Garis, Hayley Cohu, Michelle Redhead, Ashleigh Gibson and Lynette Le Cocq.     (Picture by Steve Sarre, 0786401)



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