The 10th Annual Pink Silks Ladies Race Day

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The 10th Annual Pink Silks Ladies Race Day was held in January and was a significant milestone for the Coffs Harbour Pink Silks Perpetual Trust committee.

Over the various events since January 2015 through to the Race Day on Sunday 10th January, the committee raised over $100,000 – bringing a total of over $530,000 for the better health of the local women of the Coffs Coast community.

CHPSPT chairperson, Tanya Johnson said, “We were supporting six wonderful beneficiaries this year, which will initiate new health services and better assist local women in our area. This enormous achievement would not be possible without the continued support of the Coffs Coast community and our truly generous sponsors and donators.”

CHPSPT adage of “Covering all the bases of local women’s health” was viewed throughout the community, with the town turning PINK, with many prominent businesses involved in turning pink that weekend – all with a clear understanding of the valuable work this committee does to raise more funds, support and resources for our local women.

When the event originally started in 2007, it was aimed at raising funds for Breast Cancer research, but the rapid growth and huge support of the Pink Silks Ladies Day has now evolved into a registered charity committed to raising awareness and funds for local women who are challenged by illness, either through assisting support groups, buying capital equipment or starting a service here in Coffs, that normally would require women to travel way from family and friends.

Bi-annually they contribute to cancer research, as it is hoped that one day we will find a cure or a preventative measure. Breast cancer has been the main cancer research focus, as that affects 23.4% of women in our area.

The Pink Silks committee consists of eight hard-working and very passionate people, who give their time selflessly for the cause. Each committee member has been through their own battle with cancer or been directly involved in the journey of illness affecting a close friend or family member. The commitment to Pink Silks this committee has is why we  have evolved from a Race Day to coordinating several charity events throughout the year.

Coffs Harbour Pink Silks Perpetual Trust is a Registered Charity raising funds and awareness for Breast Cancer Research and Women’s Health in the Coffs Coast region.

P.O. Box 482, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450, Australia Tel: (02) 6652 1488 Fax: (02) 6651 5390.

The committee is also thankful to have the Board and staff of the Coffs Harbour Racing Club involved; they have been crucial to the success of the Pink Silks Race Day’s overall experience and to the development of the Pink Silks Perpetual Trust.

Not satisfied with having a rest after the great success in January, the committee is already in the final planning stages for their next two stunning events!

The first will be their Pink Tea by the Sea – to be held on Saturday 30th April, this event has been very generously supported by Latitude 30 Restaurant & Bar at the Jetty Marina.

Planned to be a very at delightful afternoon of champagne and gorgeous High Tea with lucky door prizes, it will run from 2:30pm to 5:30pm. With only 80 tickets available, it will be very quickly sold out at only $40 per person. Tickets can be purchased from Coffs Harbour Racing Club or online at the newly created website: www.pinksilks.com.au

The BIG event for the year will then be the 10th Year Pink Tie Gala Celebration. To be held on Saturday 4th June, you will want to save the date and be part of this fun  filled celebration night. Being held at Coffs Harbour Racing Club, tickets are only $99 and will include drinks, gourmet finger foods supplied by Fiasco Ristorante & Bar with live entertainment, a charity auction and special guest MC – and a phantom race will be conducted on the night. Certainly it will be a night to dress up and dust off your dancing shoes.

Keep an eye on the Facebook page or website – final details and tickets are expected to be available mid April.

The Pink Silks committee is now inviting local women’s organisations and services to apply for funding for the upcoming year. They are also currently in negotiations to undertake a major project – hopefully to achieve a service that will benefit many members and age groups in the local community. While details are still under wraps, it is hoped that a special announcement can be made in the very near future.

For any details or information, please contact the committee via the website or call the Racing Club on (02) 6652 1488.

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