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Grandmother and granddaughter tackle 10 miles for breast cancer research and care

Posted on January 13, 2021

This year, Shindi and her granddaughter decided to get creative and do something amazing to support wear it pink.


In 2020, more than ever, it was so important to don that pink outfit and raise money for life-changing breast cancer research and care. The coronavirus crisis has had a devastating impact on our ability to deliver the progress and support that so many people affected by breast cancer rely on us for.

Shindi has long been a supporter of Breast Cancer Now, getting involved with many areas of advocacy and fundraising across the charity since 2007. This year, we called out for help, and Shindi decided to get creative and do something amazing in response.

Getting creative with how you wear it pink

While the usual wear it pink party or morning tea wasn’t a possibility, amidst ever changing restrictions, 71-year-old Shindi decided to dust off her walking shoes and get moving to raise that much-needed money. She decided that she would walk 10 miles in pink, asking friends and family to sponsor her. Having heard about her grandmothers plans, Shindi’s 11-year-old granddaughter, Riya, wanted to follow in her grandmothers footsteps – literally.

So, both Shindi and Riya got kitted up in their pink outfits, pulled on those trainers, and got walking to raise life-saving funds for everyone affected by breast cancer.

“The walk was hard but we finished it in 4 hours”. Well done, Shindi and Riya!

An easy way to collect cash-free donations

To help fundraise, Shindi set up a Just Giving page online, to help collect cash-free donations. They initially set out to raise £500, but ended up raising an incredible £3,234!

A massive thank you to everyone who chipped in – it’s because of amazing people like Shindi and Riya that we can continue to fund life-saving research and life-changing care.