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Tuesday, 02 September 2014

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Pink Ladies triumph in Cancer Research netball match

The Pink Ladies took the title in a tough game of netball which helped to raise cash for charity.

Cancer netball match photo
Captains David Milner and Emma Graham

The male and female staff at St Bees School took to the court to battle it out as part of the Pink Netball Week, created by North West Netball, to support Cancer Research UK.

And it was the ladies who came out triumphant, beating the Pink Dragons team of men an impressive 13 goals to seven.

The week began with superleague netball team wearing pink netball dresses in their fixture against Team Northumbria, and from then the events have continued.

Sonia Dryden, netball development officer for Cumbria, said: “West Cumbria were really inspired by this and got behind Pink Week and set about raising as much money as they could.

“It was a real clash of the titans at St Bees School who played a staff men v women match to raise even more money. This battle of the sexes saw all the players donate money to play and the pupils donated money to spectate.”

The game raised more than £60 for the charity.

There have been a number of other events taking place during Pink Week last week.

On Monday there were collection buckets at Workington Netball League with all players wearing pink and donating money to play. The event raised £151.

And on Tuesday, Copeland Netball League followed suit raising nearly £90.

“All in all, west Cumbria have come out in force to support Pink Netball Week and this has been echoed across the county and North West Region,” added Sonia.

Cumbria Netball Association have a lot more fundraising events coming up. The next, Back to Netball festival, which takes place on March 30 at Whitehaven Sports Centre.

For more details on how to enter and raise money contact Sonia at Sonia.dryden@englandnetball.co.uk or 07540 127 403.

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