Here come the girls

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The Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast Alderman Christopher Stalford and local breast cancer charity Pretty ‘n’ Pink recently launched ‘Here Come The Girls’, a fun filled afternoon of tea and fashion which will see City Hall go PINK for breast cancer.

The event, which will take place on Saturday 3rd May from 2pm – 4.30pm will help raise vital funds for the charity as well as promoting the importance of breast cancer awareness.

Guests attending the event will enjoy a drinks reception and a scrumptious afternoon tea party of delectable sweet and savoury treats.

Fashion conscious guests are sure to get their style fix from the catwalk show featuring trends suitable for all ages from High Street retailers as well as local designs. But this is a fashion show with a twist…all the models have been touched by breast cancer!
Bangor woman Jaymie Elliot (pictured right) who has been through breast cancer said,
“I’m a bit nervous but also really excited to be taking part in ‘Here Come The Girls’. I was disgnosed with breast cancer in 2010 when I was 34 years old and underwent 9 months of treatment. It was a very difficult time for me and my family, but I’m here fighting back and I want to get out there and help show that there is life after cancer, and to try and give a bit of inspiration to anyone who is currently going through this illness”.

Each year in Northern Ireland approximately 1200 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and
Pretty ‘n’ Pink encourage women of all ages to be breast aware and take action if required. Throughout the event there will be a variety of stalls providing information on breast care and helping promote a healthy lifestyle.

Special guest speakers on the day include author of recently published ‘B is for Breast Cancer’ which went in at No 12 in the Eason’s Bestsellers list the first weekend it went on sale. Written as a guide for others while Christine herself was undergoing diagnosis and treatment, the book is a frank but friendly insider’s guide to the emotional and physical challenges faced by breast cancer patients.
Pretty ‘n’ Pink would like to extend their sincere thanks to the Deputy Lord Mayor, Alderman Christopher Stalford, for his help and support, and to Belfast City Council.

Alderman Stalford said: “I am delighted to have been asked to host this extremely worthwhile event, and I can think of no more worthy use for the City Hall. I am looking forward to this fantastic afternoon on May 3rd, and would encourage as many people as possible to come to the City Hall and support it.”

Pretty ‘n’ Pink are urging women of all ages to attend the event. So ladies, grab your mums, daughters, sisters, aunts, and friends…..but remember, breast cancer affects men too! So encourage the men in your lives to come along for support.

Tickets to the event cost £21 each and can be purchased by contacting the Pretty ‘n’ Pink office at 02890 890341 / 890342 / 517043, emailing fundraising@prettynpink.org, or by visiting the charity website at www.prettynpink.org.

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Post Author: Belfast Times

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