Coffs Coast Advocate

Pink sea floods trackside

'SEAS of pink' was how Russ Atkinson saw yesterday's Coffs Harbour race meeting.

The third Pink Silks Ladies Day saw not just pink silks but pink fabrics of every kind.

“I think the retailers won't have anything left,' said the Coffs Harbour Racing Club CEO.

Mr Atkinson said yesterday's event had cemented the Pink Silks meeting as the second most popular community race day of the year behind the Coffs Cup.

In addition to its popularity with the locals, he said there had been many visitors among the approximately 2100 people who thronged the course.

He said a number of people had travelled from Sydney specifically for the event.

With the charity auction only just concluded, he said although a final figure would not be known for some days, they were expecting to raise about $25,000 for BreastScreen North Coast; Palliative Care Coffs Harbour and the Coffs Harbour Women's Health Centre

“Everyone is pleased - it has been a terrific day,” he said.

“We want to thank the community and the sponsors who have put their weight behind it.

“Over the last three years it has meant more than $85,000 in fundraising.”



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