Pampering puts ladies in the pink
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.