Cancer causes in the pink after golf tournament

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The organisers of the John MacEachen Memorial Trophy have once again donated a substantial amount to various Argyll cancer charities.

This follows a tremendous golf tournament at Glencruitten, Oban, on September 4.

Nicky Murphy, founder and organiser of The Pink Ladies Day, said: ‘We are absolutely delighted to receive such a generous donation of £1,000 to help fund The Pink Ladies Day in November.

‘This goes a huge way to covering a big chunk of the costs involved – to put it into context, this will cover all of our travel and transport costs for every single one of our 100-plus ladies that come along, from all over Argyll.

‘We are so grateful for the continued support of John’s family and friends over the past few years and thank everybody involved in the tournament for helping to raise these funds.’

The John MacEachen Memorial Trophy has grown to become one of Argyll’s biggest golfing events and this year raised more than £7,500 for cancer causes.

The Dove Centre, Oban Hospice, Marie Curie and Macmillan CNS also benefitted from the fundraising event this year.

Adding a touch of glamour to the John MacEachen Memorial golf day are Christine Cameron, Mary Plunkett, Maureen Devine and Louise MacLeod, The Seafarm Mermaids aka Pink Ladies!
Adding a touch of glamour to the John MacEachen Memorial golf day are Christine Cameron, Mary Plunkett, Maureen Devine and Louise MacLeod, The Seafarm Mermaids aka Pink Ladies!

For those who haven’t heard of The Pink Ladies Day, it is a special event held just once a year for women across Argyll who have experienced breast cancer first-hand.

This event is now in its seventh year and ensures the wonderful women who attend the day leave feeling uplifted, relaxed and glowing, having been preened and pampered from top-to-toe.

Pink ladies are invited to go along with a special friend or family member. An army of amazing volunteers offer their professional services as hair stylists, beauty therapists, nail technicians, holistic therapists and make-up artists, all giving their time voluntarily.

Guests also enjoy a three-course lunch, morning and afternoon coffee and relax in the spa among other like-minded women, meeting new friends and having fun.

The day is completely free, financed by the incredible fundraising efforts of local people, groups and organisations including the golf day, sponsored walks, bingo nights and afternoon teas.

If you have had breast cancer, whether you are in remission or currently going through treatment and would like to go along, there is still have some spaces for guests available.

Contact Nicky by calling 07786 861266 or emailing pinkladiesday@outlook.com.

This year’s event is in Lochgoilhead on November 19.

Organisers are also looking for some additional volunteers in addition to the 15 specialists already on board.

In particular, they need one more nail technician, one make-up artist and one beauty therapist who can offer facials and/or massage.

Expenses including food, drink, travel, and accommodation if needed, will be covered.

Get in touch with Nicky if you are able to offer your services.