The sky was threatening, the monsoon season had just begun, and Mary Stevens Park in Stourbridge was awash with mud and puddles; even the ducks and geese on the nearby pool were feeling sorry for themselves.
But then music, courtesy of Bridge Radio, was heard coming from the bandstand and a dance troupe of young girls called Black Country Rebels began putting an energetic routine together. Then a myriad of colourfully clad people in fancy dress descended from all corners of the park, as managers and staff from both the Brierley Hill and Merry Hill Asda supermarkets joined forces under the banner Tickled Pink in support of two breast cancer charities, Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Campaign.
This is the 17th year of the Asda Tickled Pink campaign, which has so far raised over £30 million pounds, and the dedication and enthusiasm shown by all last Sunday evening, in a very autumnal Mary Stevens Park, suggests that figure will continue to grow over the coming years.
Dressed as super heroes and pantomime characters, everyone who took part in the walk was in high spirits and at the end of the event it was hats off to the organisers for a job well done.
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