SLIDESHOW: Walkers think pink for breast cancer charity with Ickworth trek

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A stream of pink marched through the picturesque grounds of Ickworth as 107 walkers put their best foot forward for a cancer charity.

Scores of women donned vibrant threads for the ninth annual Walk on the Westside in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Taking on a four or 11 mile route, they raised more than £4,700 for the charity, which aims to build the UK’s first dedicated centre of excellence for research into secondary breast cancer.

The walk was set up as a tribute to Sally Balch, who passed away in October 2004 and was one of the founder members of Suffolk Breakthrough.

Bonk Tasker, event organiser, said: “The day was just amazing and we were very lucky with the weather. The atmosphere is always very special – everyone comes for their own reasons as there are very few people who aren’t touched by this disease.”

She thanked Denny Bros for sponsoring the walk and Sodexo Prestige for sponsoring refreshments as well as Ickworth for its hospitality.

Mrs Tasker said: “The majority of the entry goes straight to the charity thanks to the support of Denny Bros. They make it possible.”

For details about future events in aid of the charity, visit




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