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Carluke’s Annette takes walk for cancer charity

Ribbon walker...Annette Brown, from Carluke, is encouraging Scottish residents to take part in the Scone Palace Pink Ribbonwalk.

Ribbon walker...Annette Brown, from Carluke, is encouraging Scottish residents to take part in the Scone Palace Pink Ribbonwalk.

 

A BREAST cancer survivor, from Carluke, is urging local people to take part in a huge fundraising event, held at Scone Palace this summer.

GP practice manager Annette Brown took part in the Scone Palace Pink Ribbonwalk, to raise money for Breast Cancer Care last year so she could raise money for the charity which helped her through her own diagnosis back in 2010.

Having beaten cancer herself, Annette now volunteers on the Breast Cancer Care’s hair loss advisory service Headstrong, which provides support for people having treatment for breast cancer.

She said: “I know what losing your hair through treatment feels like, and I appreciate how hard it can be for some people.

“I went along to a Headstrong sessions whilst I was having my treatment and they showed me alternatives to using wigs, such as using head scarves. I wanted to be able to offer the same support.”

Last year’s Pink Ribbonwalk series raised over £730,000 with those taking part completing either a 10-mile or 20-mile walk.

For more details, pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette.

 

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