Help to create ribbon of hope

Living ribbon of hope

Living ribbon of hope

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Volunteers are urged to team up to create a giant pink ribbon of hope on Snaefell mountainside that will be filmed from the air.

Organised by Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s Isle of Man group, the family-friendly event on June 14 will see participants meet at the Bungalow tram station at 2pm.

Parking will be signed and marshalled, and on arrival participants should go to the Joey Dunlop statue to collect pink card. These will be held up high to create an eye-catching ribbon. If you feel like it, get into the pink spirit of the day by wearing pink clothing. Sensible shoes are advised.

It’s just one of the events taking place on the Saturday, to raise awareness and funds for Breakthrough and the Manx Breast Cancer Support Group’s campaign for a new breast unit at Noble’s Hospital.

Tickets (£35 each) are on sale for a Midsummer Night party in the evening. The tram leaves Douglas at 6.30pm. Enjoy supper and live music at the summit restaurant before getting a late tram back.

The party offers the chance to buy a limited edition of 100 postcard of Snaefell summit and a tram stamped with tram stamps and four cachet stamps, three Snaefell summit cachets and a one-off cachet sponsored by Isle of Man Post Office. They have been prepared by the Isle of Man Philatelic Federation, with support from the Post Office and Snaefell Catering.

Finally, hardy volunteers will stay on top of the mountain all night in the Swagelok Snaefell Summit Sleepover.

Sign up for the Midsummer Night party and register your interest for the Ribbon of Hope at

Call Angie 498864 or Kim 486538 (both after 5pm), Sandy 321715 or Vicky 430475.

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