Pink theme hits the Isles

Some of the pink cakes at the event in Stornoway.
Some of the pink cakes at the event in Stornoway.

Around 180 women across the Western Isles, ranging from school pupils to more mature ladies, took advantage of the opportunity to learn about breast care, breast cancer awareness and the importance of self checking when they attended events held by NHS Western Isles last week, fronted by popular singer and presenter, Michelle McManus.

Whilst the Scottish celebrity (who performed some musical numbers on request at some of the events) was key draw for many who attended, the full agendas also attracted excellent attendance.

Expert NHS staff provided sessions on how to be breast aware and how to self check, and local women who had experienced breast cancer gave personal, touching accounts of the physical and emotional journeys they had been on.

In Barra on Tuesday (October 2), the local Learning Disabilities Group helped out with events during the day, and an informal information session held at Cobhair Bharraigh in Castlebay in the evening was equally as well received.

See this week’s Stornoway Gazette for more on the event.