On Tuesday 1st December, 19 teams of lady curlers from all over Lanarkshire gathered at the Ice Rink dressed in pink
to laugh at each other, socialize, do some curling and help raise funds for "BREAST CANCER 2000".
"BREAST CANCER 2000" is a charity which gives all of its money to The Breast Cancer Unit at the Beatson Oncology Centre.
East Kilbride Ladies were well represented with members from our club playing in six different teams.
As you can see from the photos no expense had been spared
and many of the designer shops in Hamilton and East Kilbride
had been plundered in an effort to dress our ladies in fetching pink outfits.
Gok Wan would have been proud of us.
Margaret Brown, Jean King and Caroline Morrison were nearly thrown out of Primark
for trying on underwear over their curling gear in the middle of the shop,
the Security Guard told them that there were changing rooms
and then kept a close watch in case they nicked any of the knickers.
Marion Craigs team, which included Helen Drummond and Catherine Raeburn looked very sparkly, dressed as 'Sheila's Wheels'.
They were recommending the quality of their shocking pink tights which had been purchased in New Look.
Except that Catherine did admit it was a bit draughty around the 'nether regions' when she was sliding out.
Agnes Strang, Sheena Drummie, Lillias King and Anne Paterson decided to keep themselves warm by dressing as Lilly The Pink
and drinking lots of 'Medicinal Compound'!!!!!!.
Meanwhile Alison Allison's rink of Jackie Craig, Jean Neilson and Janet Watt acted their age (sorry Jackie)
and dressed sensibly in matching pink fleeces from that exclusive shop - George at Asda.
Despite all our efforts the only team with EK members to win a prize for fancy dress was Isobel Waddell's rink
who were dressed as "Pink Ladies", Alison Taylor and Marion MacDonald were part of that team.
We were much more successful at curling,
in section 'A' Margaret Brown's team were 1st, Marion Craig's team 2nd and Alison Allison's team won section 'B'.
the only person from EK&H to win a spot prize was Marion Craig,
she won a set of pink furry handcuffs
they thought she was playing so well she could probably play with her hands tied behind her back.
Lucky Archie !
At present I do not know exactly how much was raised from the raffle and collecting cans
as the cans are sealed and have still to be returned to the charity but it will probably be in excess of £350.Reporter on the ice....Margaret Brown.
Skip Agnes Strang..Third Sheena Drummie..Second Lillias King..Lead Anne Paterson
All Photos on this page are the property of John Harcourt.
Many thanks John.
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