Volunteers to sleep under stars - at top of Snaefell

Breakthrough Breast Cancer Snaefell Sleepover

Breakthrough Breast Cancer Snaefell Sleepover

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These are some of the hardy volunteers that will brave the elements sleeping on the summit of Snaefell with just their coats and sleeping bags for protection.

More than 70 people have signed up for the Swagelok Snaefell Summit Sleepover on June 14, in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer and the new breast cancer unit for Noble’s Hospital.

Among those taking part are Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s chief executive, Chris Askew, who said: ‘It will be a challenge, but nothing compared to the challenges faced by breast cancer sufferers every day.

‘We can’t continue our crucial research without the help of inspiring supporters like Angie Aire, and all the members of the Isle of Man Breakthrough Group – we’re so grateful for their ongoing support.

‘It’s fantastic to see funds being raised for the new breast cancer unit on the Isle of Man too, without which our vital research could not reach the patients who need it.’

The sleepover is just one of the fundraising events taking place that day.

Tickets are on sale now for the Midsummer Night’s party, to be held in the evening.

Participants will board the tram from Douglas, change trams at Laxey, and then enjoy supper and music at the summit restaurant.

Tickets cost £35 per person.

Meanwhile in the afternoon, families are invited to walk up the mountain to form a huge pink ribbon, the symbol of the fight against breast cancer, which will be filmed and photographed from the air.

Sign up for the Midsummer Night party and register your interest to take part in the Ribbon of Hope online at www.snaefellsleepover.com

For more details about the events call Angie Aire 498864 or Kim Makin 486538 (both after 5pm), Sandy Denning 321715 or Vicky Paris 430475.

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