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Men in high heels for charity

Ballymagroarty and Hazelbank Community Partnership get ready to step out in style for the Macmillan Cancer Support Mad March Hair walk on the 29th March with the theme of 'Walk in Your Shoes'. Included are Billy Page, front, BHCP, and Roisin McGarrigle, standing second left, Macmillan nurse. (DER0614PG061)

Ballymagroarty and Hazelbank Community Partnership get ready to step out in style for the Macmillan Cancer Support Mad March Hair walk on the 29th March with the theme of 'Walk in Your Shoes'. Included are Billy Page, front, BHCP, and Roisin McGarrigle, standing second left, Macmillan nurse. (DER0614PG061)

Men in Ballymagraorty will be squeezing into high heels next month to raise money for cancer charity, MacMillan.

In an initiative led by the community groups in the area, men are being asked to grow beards and don stilettos and high heels for the charity.

Billy Page from the Ballymagroarty and Hazlebank Community Association said people in the community wanted to do something to recognise the work carried out by MacMillan.

“MacMillan does amazing work for so many people and the community groups in Ballymagraorty wanted to do something to recognise that and raise some money for their services so we decided to do something a bit different,” he said.

“We decided to do something through the month of March and designate it as ‘March for MacMillan’ and that got us thinking of the phrase ‘mad as a march hare’ and that’s where this came from.

“MacMillan have a campaign called ‘walk a mile in their shoes’ to encourage people to think about those with cancer so we decided to team up with all the other groups in the area and squeeze into high heels and grow beards to raise awareness and cash.

“We will be organising a walk in the heels along the quay at the end of march and we are hoping to get as many men as possible to join us. We are also calling on women to put on men’s shoes and join in to have a bit of fun and raise some money for a great cause,” he explained.

 
 
 

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