Pink Link Ladies Rise to the Digger Day Challenge
Twenty-one business womenbanded together and took part in a Digger Day Challenge to raise money for St Catherine’s Hospice on 21st July. The Pink Ladies had a great time racing around fields anddigging holes using some of the best plant machinery around.
The participants are connected via the Pink Link Ladies business network and came from all over the North West, geared up in hard hats and pink Hi-viz vests.
Rae Stephenson from Pink Link Ladies commented, “So many of our ladies have been touched by cancer that we really wanted to do something that was fun, different and would raise money for the Hospice.”
The networking group collaborated with Longton based business man, Ricky Stephenson who owns, RPS Training, to organise the event. Mr Stephenson and his team kindly trained the ladies on five different types of machines on the day, including a cheery picker, two diggers and dumper trucks. It was a great day for the ladies, who raced across open land and dug holes at the site owned by PM Groundworks in Hambleton.
Altogether the ladies have raised a staggering total of £1400 from the event, Coral Horn from Pink Link Ladies said, “A huge thank you to all the ladies that got involved, PM Groundworks for the use of their land and machines and Ricky Stephenson for his training, time and patience. Without it this event would not be possible.”
Ricky Stephenson of RPS Training commented, “The ladies had a great time, many of them overcoming fear of heights and putting themselves 30ft high in the cherry picker. Once they got going there was no stopping them as they raced around the fields.”
Lynne Whittaker, Senior Fundraiserfrom St Catherine’s Hospice said, “We are extremely grateful for the Pink Link Ladies support and are pleased that Digger Day was successful and enjoyable for everyone involved. Our thanks also go to Ricky from RPS Training and to PM Groundworks for making the day possible. The funds raised will help St Catherine’s Hospice continue to be there when it matters most for our patients and their families”
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