Whyalla Pink Spirits fundraiser

SPIRITS: Whyalla Pink Spirits President Raelene Williams, Treasurer Linda Watson and Secretary Marie Woodfield at today's fundraiser and awareness day.

SPIRITS: Whyalla Pink Spirits President Raelene Williams, Treasurer Linda Watson and Secretary Marie Woodfield at today's fundraiser and awareness day.

Whyalla Pink Spirits (WPS) are continuing to offer support for those suffering and who have suffered from breast cancer.

Today WPS held a fundraising and awareness day at the Westland Shopping Centre from 9.30 am to 3 pm.

Gifts such as clothing, decorations and Breast Cancer Network Australia merchandise were on sale to help Whyalla Pink Spirits with their next project at the Whyalla Hospital.

WPS President Raelene William said they will work on ‘what the hospital needs the most’.

“We want to it to be used for the people of Whyalla and the surrounds,” she said.

WPS is a breast cancer support group, meeting every Friday at the Whyalla Public Library or at the Sundowner Hotel.

Ms William said since WPS was formed in March 2011, 19 members provide help from their own ‘personal experiences’ 

“We support with face-to-face conversations, sometimes breast cancer doesn't even raise its head but if someone wants to talk about their story we’re there to listen,” she said.

Marie Woodfield leads the Wig Library, another important part of the WPS.

Run by WPS volunteers, the Wig Library has around 112 wigs to select from thanks to generous ‘support from the community’.

Ms Williams said WPS has many great aspects but believes the best part is ‘the group of ladies that come along’.

“Our members are either survivors or breast cancer sufferers going through the journey at the moment, it’s just having that support and we welcome anyone that wants to come along, whatever’s said at the get-together is private,” she said.

For more information visit the WPS Facebook page.

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