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Passion for pink

women flock to pampering party

Some of you might remember Cyndi Lauper’s hit song from the 80s, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.

That song, old as it is, could have been the anthem for the 235 women who attended this year’s edition of†Tickled Pink at Bellevue House in Waterford, St. Michael on Saturday night.

The rainy weather did not damper anyone’s spirits. Shoes came off, dresses got wet, hairstyles flopped but none of that mattered as they took photos in the photo booth or partied to the latest tunes played by Dj Fuzz during the event hosted by Charity Chicks Barbados.

The wonderful decor was created by Bella Casa Design Ltd. and the women agreed it was delightful having the 30 Men In Pink, serving them wine, chicktails, hors d’ouevres and desserts and a range of delectable bites.

As Trustee Kelly Gibson said, “men can’t resist pretty women”.

She and another Trustee Madhuvanti Murphy spoke to Bajan Vibes ahead of the raffle for prizes that included tee time, arm candy, a wine tasting party for 10, get aways at White Sands and Battaleys’ Mews, an original painting, surf lessons, cook ware and lessons, and gift certificates.

The other Trustee is Tracey Worme.

“I think it has been a really great night considering the weather. We have a really good crowd and we have supporters who always come out and they showed their spirit tonight,” said Murphy.

Tickled Pink is the Charity’s main fund-raiser and the proceeds from the event will go towards their summer camp for children aged 9-12, JumpStart!,

Preparations for the camp are still in the early stages and they had their ideas for how it should go. Once they get the necessary funds, Murphy said they would be able to relax.

She also explained there were other fund-raisers during the year and they also tried to get as much corporate sponsorship as possible.

“A lot of businesses, small businesses in particular have been very good to us and you can see that from the raffle. We’re always looking for more money, for more help to get our programme going and to help other organisations who need the help as well,” she added,

Gibson said she was “passionate” about her charitable work.

“It is something I love to do. It’s fun that we can get other women involved in the outreach to the community. Not everyone likes to go out to volunteer so its nice that we can get women out who want to support the community and do it in the best way,” she said.

The three trustees started the Charity three years ago. (DS)

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