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The Pink Buddies’ Autumn Lunch

22 August 2011

Former breast cancer patients at London Bridge Hospital, known as the “Pink Buddies” are organising a charity lunch to raise vital funds for younger women diagnosed with the disease.

Breast cancer is the number one cancer amongst young women in the UK. It will affect over 2000 women under the age of 40 each year. Such low numbers mean that the experience can be particularly isolating and distressing for these young women. They have very specific needs, such as help finding information about fertility, dealing with a young family whilst undergoing treatment and dealing with the devastating loss of femininity on such a young body. The Haven provides, completely free of charge, a wide range of therapies which help people to deal with the physical and emotional side effects of breast cancer. Pink Buddies counts a number of young women amongst its volunteers, and the group decided that The Haven should be a key focus for fundraising.

Pink Buddies is made up of volunteers of mixed ages. They will be hosting the Pink Buddies Autumn Lunch on Friday 30th September 2011 at the OXO Tower, South Bank, London. The lunch will include a raffle, an auction, live entertainment and a three course meal. 

Pink Buddies is looking for corporate sponsors and high value auction prizes to be donated by businesses. "There are heaps of opportunities for businesses to get involved – and obviously we want people to support the event by simply coming along."

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Barbara Binder, Breast Care Clinical Nurse Specialist on 020 7234 2742 or barbara.binder@hcahealthcare.co.uk .

Event information:

Pink Buddies Autumn Lunch – supporting The Haven.  

Friday 30th September 2011 from 12 noon.

The OXO Tower Brasserie, South Bank, London SE1 9PH

Tickets on sale now priced at £39.50* each. (excluding drinks and service) All proceeds go to The Haven.

For credit card bookings call The OXO Tower on 020 7803 3888 or email: oxo.reservations@harveynichols.com :

Dress code: smart casual with a splash of pink.