Spirits and traders turn the plaza pink

PINK: Julie Gray, Jenny Odgers, Sukhraj Randhawa, Anne Grundel, Marie Woodfield, Betty Moffatt, Gill Dalziel, Gail M., Liz Attard, Raelene Williams and Ruth Vincent.
PINK: Julie Gray, Jenny Odgers, Sukhraj Randhawa, Anne Grundel, Marie Woodfield, Betty Moffatt, Gill Dalziel, Gail M., Liz Attard, Raelene Williams and Ruth Vincent.

The city plaza recently turned pink when local traders joined forces with the Whyalla Pink Spirits to promote breast cancer awareness.

As part of Pink in the Plaza, traders put up pink posters in their windows and provided donation tins for those wanting to donate to the Whyalla Pink Spirits.

A percentage of the traders’ sales for October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, will be donated to the Pink Spirits, ensuring all of the funds stay in Whyalla.

Traders involved in Pink in the Plaza were Snap Fitness, Espresso Cafe, Top of Town Lingerie, U-Pedal Cycles, Threading Hair and Beauty, Pretty Country Things, Matildas Place and Little Woodnote.

The Whyalla Pink Spirits themselves also set up a stall in front of Espresso Cafe to sell merchandise to raise awareness about breast cancer and boost their local profile

Espresso Cafe owner Liz Attard said the Pink Spirits were a very important group in the community.

“Not only do women suffer from breast cancer, men also suffer from breast cancer,” she said.

“We have held Pink in the Plaza for the past four years, and it has been fairly successful. We usually raise around $2000 so we’re hoping to have another good year.”

Pink Spirits President Raelene Williams said the partnership between the group and the traders was ‘amazing’.

“It’s something that’s been ongoing for a number of years, they have been really supportive," she said.