Flags out for the Sunset Walk

22/05/2009

WALKERS will be greeted with a sea of pink when they cross the line in Market Square at the end of the Sunset Walk. A dozen 15ft-high pink flags will be put up to mark the end of the Pink Ladies charity coastal trek next month.

This year’s event is in memory of Anne McMillan, who died from breast cancer last year and co-organised the first Sunset Walk in 2007.
The OGH Hotel, Sandpiper and Albany Trustee Co. have sponsored the flags and for one company it was a very personal contribution.
‘The reason we got involved was because Anne worked at Albany Trustee for 22 years. It is in her memory because she is greatly missed,’ said director Bev Gallienne, one of a walking team of seven from the company.
She said many employees had worked with Anne for up to two decades.
‘She was a close to friend to many of us as well as a work colleague.’
One of the organisers of this year’s walk, Doreen Le Poidevin, said it was important for Guernsey women of all ages to get behind the event.
‘The main thing is that it is not a race – people can take their time. It is about as many people as possible supporting cancer patients. Everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer,’ she said.
All the money raised will stay in Guernsey.
Organisers have requested that teams register as early as possible for the Saturday 20 June event.

Michael Liffmann, deputy general manager of the OGH Hotel, one of the Pink Ladies flag sponsors, with Albany Trustee Co. Sunset Walk team members (left to right) Bev Gallienne, Tracey Sullivan, Debbie Archer and Christine Le Pelley.                                                                                           (Picture by Steve Sarre, 0775969)

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