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Local cancer charity Pretty 'n' Pink supported by slimming Gala Ball

By Gary Grattan

Published 13/04/2015

Pretty 'n' Pink - the NI-based breast cancer charity - was the chosen beneficiary for the 2015 Gala Ball by local slimming organisation We Slim Together.

Sonya McAllister, director and founder of We Slim Together - which in just two years now has over 800 members - explained: "We like to support local charities and as some of our members have been supported by Pretty 'n' Pink, we thought we would like to give something back."

Sonya's eight-year-old daughter Molly won a special award for fund-raising after she decided to cut her hair - all 17 inches of it! - to raise money for Pretty 'n' Pink.

And her shorn tresses were also put to good use - as they helped make a wig for a cancer patient who has lost their own hair because of treatment side-effects.

Molly - chatting to event host Sarah Travers as she received her award - said: "I was happy whenever I was getting my hair cut because I knew it would be helping people with cancer."

Marian Mawhinney, community fundraiser for Pretty 'n' Pink, said: "We very much appreciate what We Slim Together are doing for us. We rely on support from events such as this to help us continue our work supporting women with breast cancer and their families."

Noleen Adair, Pretty 'n' Pink's founder member, sadly died last year after a long battle with cancer.

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