The Breast Cancer Now Ladies Day at Perth Racecourse has raised more than £12,500 from their annual event on 12 May 2016.
Ladies Day at Perth Racecourse, which is one of the highlights in Scotland’s racing calendar and one of the most glamourous events of the season, welcomed 5,000 people to the annual charity event. This is the seventh year that Perth Racecourse has chosen to support Breast Cancer Now.
As well as watching some of Scotland’s finest jockeys in action, racegoers also enjoyed a host of fundraising activities – including a VIP pink raffle and live entertainment from the charity’s hostess with the mostess Big Pink Dress.
Thanks to beauty students from Perth College UHI, those needing a break from the races could relax and unwind in the VIP Pamper Lounge – all in aid of Breast Cancer Now.
Emily Buchanan, Community Engagement Officer at Breast Cancer Now, said:
“We’re delighted to have raised more than £12,500 at Perth Ladies Day and would like to thank everyone for their generous donations. I’d also like to thank all of our volunteers on the day, who worked really hard to make the event such a success.
“Not only does Perth Ladies Day raise thousands of pounds for our vital research in Scotland but it also spreads awareness of this devastating disease. Thanks to events like this, we’re powering research that’s finding new ways to prevent, detect and treat breast cancer until the day when everyone who develops breast cancer will live.”
Tracey Quin, Development Manager at Perth Racecourse said:
"Ladies Day always brings so much excitement to the racecourse, and the decision to bring on Breast Cancer Now seven years ago is something we are really proud of.
“Over the 4 years that I have been at Perth Racecourse we have raised over £77,500 for their research, and that doesn’t count the donor that doubled our fundraising in 2014! This is down to our community. Everyone makes a huge effort to bring along their cash and support something that affects us all. We unite together, have a fun day, and make a difference!”