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Ladies paint town pink to raise cash

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: June 23, 2014

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A POPULAR golf club was awash with pink as part of a special event organised to raise vital funds to help combat breast cancer.

Live racing from Ascot, a fine lunch, afternoon tea and attractive stalls at Branston Golf and Country Club’s Pavilion set the scene for a stunning display of more than 100 ladies who descended on the site, off Fairway, all in the aid of charity.

Decked out in their finery, the women helped raised more than £1,000 at the Pink Ribbon Ladies Ascot Ladies Day for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Angela Haywood, organiser of the highly successful day, spoke to the Mail about the occasion.

She said: “Branston Golf and Country Club members, their guests and visitors from other areas welcomed an exciting opportunity to dress to impress, enjoy themselves and have real fun while benefitting Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity.

“The atmosphere and feedback was terrific.

“We’re very grateful to Branston Golf and Country Club and Pinoccho’s Italian Restaurant for their support and sponsorship.”

Started four years ago, this year’s Pink Ribbon Ladies Ascot Ladies Day Lunch with live racing from Ascot and the arrival of Her Majesty The Queen, commentated by Claire Balding, attracted some 115 ladies for a fun day with chances to win prizes guessing the results of the races and dressing up as though they really were at the world famous race day.

Sue Hyde, of Repton, stole the show as the overall best dressed lady and Diane Mulrooney sported the best hat as dozens of women fought it out to be crowned number one.

Mrs Haywood added: “Our regular lunches, with interesting speakers, on the first Wednesday of every month are already attracting more than 50 ladies and, in addition to our Ascot Ladies Day, the biggest event is our Christmas Market – this year taking place on November 19, with tickets selling fast.

“I’d welcome hearing from anyone who’d like more information on our Pink Ribbon Ladies events and can be contacted on 01283 566484 – you don’t have to be a Branston Club member to join us.”

Anyone who would like to learn more about the group and what it does is urged to head online and visit www.branstonclub.co.uk

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