More than £1,300 has been raised to help breast cancer victims. It came thanks to a race day event when women dressed to impress as they enjoyed watching the racing action from Ascot.
The 170 women were at Branston Golf and Country Club for the racing, along with a lunch, afternoon tea. There were also stalls to browse. The event raised £1,362 for Breast Cancer Now.
The Pink Ribbon Ladies’ eighth Ascot Ladies Day event at the club, which featured action from Ascot, attracted a record breaking 170 women. They had the chance to win prizes by guessing the results of races, all while dressed in their best frocks, said a spokesman for the club.
Organiser Angela Haywood said: "This year's attendance and charity fund-raising broke records and we're very grateful to Steve Barrett from Pioneer Roadshow, who installed extra screens for the live racing making sure everyone had a good view of the action."
Hundreds of glasses of Champagne were consumed on arrival which was followed by a lunch, prepared by James Hassall, Branston Pavilions head chef.
Between the races women browsed the stalls with scarves and handbags from Simply Divine, shawls from Bridget Baileys Bags and Gladrags, home-made chocolates by Jacqueline Dobson, Julie Grey’s jewellery, Louise Grey's Silver Sentiments and cards from Kate Bailey.
Mrs Haywood said: "Branston club members, their guests and visitors from other areas welcomed an exciting opportunity to dress to impress, enjoy themselves and have real fun while benefiting the Pink Ribbon Charity. The atmosphere and feedback was terrific. One guest told me it was the best organised function she'd ever been to - I couldn't do that without the wonderful staff at Branston.
"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."