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Think Pink fundraising night

think-pink-009[S]aturday (1st Oct) sees the eighth annual fundraiser by the Think Pink Fundraising Group in support of the West Cumberland Infirmary Breast Care Unit.

To date the group have raised over £42k for the local hospital recently resulting in the purchase of an ultrasound machine and establishment of a local screening service, rather than patients having to travel to Carlisle (an all too common journey nowadays).

The evening involves the showing of a great audience participation movie, this year is the foot stomping ‘ROCK OF AGES’ alongside a raffle, sweat treats and pink fizz all being held at Energus Centre, Lillyhall from 6:30pm.

The event this year will be the first without its founding member Karen Ritson, 42 of Moresby Parks who sadly lost her 8 year battle with cancer last October. Her husband Ian, said “it is very important to us that everybody who attends has a truly fantastic time and Saturday, although very poignant, will be no different. Our daughter Isabelle, 9, will be carrying on her mum’s legacy making sure that we raise awareness, and vital funds, whilst making sure everyone has fun.

He added: “We have now seen the difference the money we are raising is making to the local services at WCH. It makes us immensely proud but also motivates us further to keep raising more funds to help patients and there families who are effected by this truly terrible disease”.

Tickets are £16 and are available from

For more information go to Think Pink Fundraising Group (Facebook) and @thinkpink_x_x (Instagram)

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