Pretty-in-pink Brian does his bit for women’s health in Bournemouth

Brian Ramsey with residents and colleagues at Colten Care’s Bourne View care home in Poole

A community-minded housekeeper returned to the Dorset care home where he works to show off the tutu and wig he wore on a seaside charity walk.

Residents at Colten Care’s Bourne View home in Poole were ‘tickled pink’ to see Brian Ramsey’s costume after he donned it on the Bournemouth Hospital Twilight Walk for Women’s Health.

The energetic housekeeping supervisor described his 10,000-metre walk along the Bournemouth-Poole seafront, dressed completely in pink and holding a tickling stick.

Brian said: “It was nice to share my memories of the event with the residents and bring along my outfit and medal for them to see. There was a lot of laughter and comments from people saying they loved the pink.”

He added: “I did the walk because I lost my own grandmother to breast cancer and wanted to put something back into the community in her memory.”

Brian Ramsey at the start of the Twilight Walk on Bournemouth seafront

Brian was one of 600 participants in the walk and raised more than £260.

Bourne View Home Manager Sohail Daniel said: “Congratulations to Brian for completing the walk in such colourful style and for sharing something of his experience with our residents.

“We put great store in helping our residents retain their community links by supporting local charity events. It supports our aim of providing outstanding quality in all aspects of older people’s care.”

The Twilight Walk for Women’s Health raises funds for hospital equipment to help in the treatment of breast cancer and in gynaecological and early pregnancy care


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