Pam­per­ing puts ladies in the pink

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

This year’s Pink Ladies Day was held at the Loch Fyne Ho­tel in In­ver­aray on Fri­day Novem­ber 30.

Or­gan­ised by founder Nicky Mur­phy, the event de­pends on fundrais­ing which this year saw hun­dreds of peo­ple at­tend af­ter­noon teas, buy raf­fle tick­ets and tombola tick­ets, spon­sor a twi­light walk or sim­ply do­nate money out of the good­ness of their hearts.

Nicky said: ‘We raised more than £5,300 this year, which was fan­tas­tic. Hav­ing been di­ag­nosed with breast can­cer five years ago, I wanted to cre­ate some­thing re­ally spe­cial for other women who have been through the same thing.

‘Things get a bit crazy dur­ing can­cer treat­ment and it can be an ex­tremely chal­leng­ing time. All of life’s pres­sures are still there on top of deal­ing with a life-threat­en­ing ill­ness that re­quires an ex­treme pro­gramme of treat­ment.

‘Liv­ing in a ru­ral area, there is also ex­ten­sive travel in­volved, which is in­cred­i­bly tir­ing. Add that to the phys­i­cal and emo­tional im­pact that hits of­ten after treat­ment and it all equates to re­ally need­ing, de­serv­ing and crav­ing a day of com­plete self-in­dul­gence and re­lax­ation, where the vibe is very pos­i­tive, fun and sup­port­ive.’

Now in its fifth year, the Pink Ladies Day was an­other huge suc­cess.

More than 60 women came on Fri­day to be preened and pam­pered by an army of amaz­ing stylists, beauty ex­perts, holis­tic ther­a­pists and make-up artists, who all gave their time and ex­per­tise vol­un­tar­ily.

The day of­fers a choice of treat­ments, in­clud­ing hair, make-up, nails, mas­sage, fa­cials, reiki, yoga, spe­cial­ist Meso Vy­tal skin treat­ment and, new this year, po­di­a­try. The ladies also en­joyed a three­course lunch and re­fresh­ments all day.

Nicky added: ‘It is about friend­ship, pam­per­ing, laugh­ter, re­lax­ation and meet­ing like-minded women. Any­one in­ter­ested in com­ing next year should email pin­kladies­[email protected] out­look.com. See the per­son­als page in this Oban Times for a full run-down of thank-yous!’

Nicky Mur­phy: ‘It is about friend­ship and laugh­ter.’

Stylists and ther­a­pists gave their ser­vices for free.

The ladies en­joyed re­fresh­ments and a lovely lunch.

A spe­cial­ist foot health ser­vice from Oban Foot Clinic.

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