Paint Carluke pink for Cancer Research!

Wearing It Pink...Alfie Macera and Gill Murray ( Pic by Sarah Peters)
Wearing It Pink...Alfie Macera and Gill Murray ( Pic by Sarah Peters)

SHOPS and businesses are planning to paint Carluke pink this week to raise awareness for Gill Murray’s annual Big Pink Day on Saturday in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Twenty local shops and businesses are going to paint the town pink with balloons and posters for Gill’s event, which will be held at Kirkton Parish Church Hall from 10am to 2pm.

Optimo Hair Salon, Alan Barbers, Brooks, Designer Kidz, Lloyds Pharmacy, Tech Central Repair Centre, JJ Blinds, Gifted, Mosko Hair Salon and Optical Express join Treasure Chest, Lush Hair Salon, Ramsay’s, Clear Vision Optician, Extreme Ceramics and Alfies Fish Bar and Pizzeria will show their support for the Big Pink Day.

Other businesses supporting the event include Occasions, Jean Sinclair Shoes, Bakehouse Café, Gouldings of Rosebank and Teatime in Lanark.

Gill said: “This event is about the whole community in Carluke pulling together to help fund Cancer Research UK’s vital research into breast cancer.

“I’d like to thank Barry at Occasions who is being incredibly helpful inflating the balloons and actually delivering them to all the businesses who are taking part, and Alfie Macera who is supporting us again, by selling suppers and pizzas for £1.99, and donating £1 from each one sold.”

“Together we’re helping to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.”

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