In the true community spirit that has become the hallmark for Sedgefield, the turnout for this year’s Breast Cancer Awareness Walk was brilliant – in fact brilliantly pink if the truth be told.

We are still awaiting for the total tally of entries to come from the CANSA crew, but any passers-by will surely attest to the veritable ‘river of pink’ that wound its way along The Island roads.  The cheerful participants had certainly gone that extra mile in dressing for the cause, and some of the more wild and whacky outfits drew titters from the walking crowd as they made their way along. The 5km event was organised by Sedgefield Striders and enthusiastically promoted far and wide by Belinda Hobson of our local tourism office.

The start and finish lines were outside the bowls club premises, where the prize-giving took place afterwards. Whilst there was no award for first place (it certainly wasn’t a race!), prizes for best dressed were handed out as well as numerous ‘spot’ prizes donated by local businesses.

A well-organised, happy event, which certainly leaves no doubt that the Sedgefield community is serious about cancer awareness. Congrats to all who were involved in any way.