Traders paint street pink for charity
10:29am Tuesday 15th October 2013 in News
THINK PINK: Sally Williams, Hayley Vaughan, Claire Moore, Jemma Morgan, Alison Thomas, Nicky Childe, Aimee Bristow, Andrew Coates, and Margaret McHugh are among retailers in Quay Street raising money for Breast Cancer Care. PICTURE: Western Telegraph. (15
TO COINCIDE with Breast Cancer Awareness month, businesses in Quay Street have joined forces to raise money for Breast Cancer Care.
Sally Williams, who owns Just Nice, came up with the idea after seeing it done in other towns.
Many of the neighbouring businesses will also be getting involved, with special offers, prizes and events running until the end of October.
“It’s a great community of shops down here and we all stick together,” said Sally.
She will be raffling a pair of pink Doc Martens boots, and selling a selection of pink goodies to raise money for the charity.
Strands hairdressers are raffling a pair of pink hair straighteners, and the Teddy Bear Workshop will be donating £1 from the sale of every cuddly toy or outfit sold on Fridays in October.
Quay Street Sewing Centre has two raffle prizes of pink, heart-shaped sewing boxes, and co-owner Des Griffiths said: “I think cancer is something that’s very close to people, so it’s important to get involved and raise money.”
Rees Family Shoe Repairs will be donating any tips they get this month to charity, and staff from Wetherspoons will be wearing pink ties every Friday, with a donation box at the bar for customers to help add to the grand total.
Tussie Mussie florists took £1 off every order last Friday, and are selling raffle tickets to win a pink orchid.
Goody bags are on offer for anyone making a donation at The Ark health shop, and shoppers can also enter a raffle to win a basket of vitamins, lotions and potions.
Sally said she hoped people would support the street’s fundraising effort and help raise money for a really worthy cause.
Breast Cancer Care helps men and women who have recently been diagnosed with cancer, provides information on local support groups, and aims to improve early detection.
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