Don your best bra for the 10th charity Bra Dashes

Staff from Lloyds Bank gear up for the Bra Dash

Staff from Lloyds Bank gear up for the Bra Dash

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Hundreds of Dashers are expected to show their support for Breakthrough Breast Cancer at this year’s Bra Dashes.

They will take to the streets of Douglas, Peel, Castletown and Ramsey on Friday and Saturday wearing colourful bras.

Angie Aire, chairman of the island’s Breakthrough group, said: ‘This is a very special year for our Bra Dashes as its our 10th year. We thought it would be a one off event, but Dashers keep coming back for more.

‘So pop on a bra and turn up at the start of one or why not two Dashes. It’s not a race, it’s a fun Dash, you can run, walk, stroll or roll around.’

She added: ‘Behind the fun events we bring an important message by raising awareness of this disease, because early diagnosis saves lives.’

The first Dash, started by Douglas Mayor Carol Malarkey and Mayoress Sara Hackman, starts from the Marks and Spencer car park entrance, in Drumgold Street, Douglas, at 1.15pm on Friday.

Marshals will guide dashers round the roadworks

Fifteen minutes later, Castletown Dash starts from the Market Square. On Saturday, Peel Dashers leave the Market Place at 11.30am. An hour later, Ramsey Bra Dash starts at Shoprite.

Dashers must take care, respect pedestrians and shoppers, and slow down at roadworks.

Lloyds Banking, which is turning pink for the week, sponsors prizes for the best dressed team, fastest/best Dasher, best dressed Dasher and best dressed child.

Island director and head of operations Peter Reid said: ‘The whole bank gets involved in helping to prepare and support the Dashes. We really hope the island continues to support this fantastic event.’

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