Men asked to get involved in this year's Falmouth Pink Wiggers charity ball

This is The West Country: Men asked to get involved in this year's Falmouth Pink Wiggers charity ball Men asked to get involved in this year's Falmouth Pink Wiggers charity ball

MEN are being given their one chance of the year to get involved with Falmouth’s Pink Wiggers as the fundraising committee prepares for the Pink Tie Ball which will again be held at the town’s Greenbank Hotel.

Last year’s inaugural ball was held in response to men wanting to get in on the fun and help the all-female Pink Wig supporters raise money for the Mermaid Centre, St Michael’s Hospital at Hayle and the Breast Cancer Campaign.

The event proved a huge success and was an instant sell-out so will be repeated this year, on Friday, April 4.

Sally Hicks-Wood, a breast cancer survivor and founder of Pink Wig Events, said: “We are so grateful to Julia Eccleston and her team at the Greenbank Hotel for the support and encouragement they have given us.

“Staff at the hotel have been so enthusiastic and supportive of previous events and we are overjoyed that this support has continued with the second Pink Tie Ball. When local businesses get involved, I find it extremely rewarding knowing that there is a true sense of community spirit running through our town and surrounding areas. We’re all in this together and together we can make a huge difference as long as the support remains as strong as it has been.”

There are only 100 tickets available for the Pink Tie Ball and these can be bought, cash only, from reception at the Greenbank Hotel.

Tickets include a three-course meal, pink bubbles on arrival, a portrait photo to take away of each couple, a free raffle and DJ Kevin Smith once again donating his time. Dress code is pink ties for the men but ladies can wear whatever they wish, and pink is optional.

Pink Wig Events raised a total of £20,000 through their fundraising efforts last year, with the money divided between Cornwall Breast Care Team and Breast Cancer Campaign. Anyone who would like to hold a fundraising event, should visit pinkwigevents.org.uk where they can contact the team or see what they have planned for 2014.

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