THE folk of Fairlie will be in the pink as they take part in a colourful campaign to battle breast cancer.
The Village Inn is hosting a Big Pink Party Weekend to raise funds for charity and they want the whole community to get involved in the activities and events.
The fun begins on Friday and a £5 ticket includes a welcome pink drink and cupcake.
There will be hair styling, make-up and flower demonstrations plus pub games, a raffle, lucky dip, temporary tattoos and nail art.
A prize will be awarded for the best pink outfit, and there will be traditional folk music from ‘Hingin by a Threed’, inset, from 9pm.
On Saturday there will be a busy line-up of activities including a car boot sale and coffee morning from 10am- noon, bingo from 2 to 4pm, and a big pink disco from 9pm to 1am with a top DJ.
The fun continues on Sunday with a beetle drive from 2 to 4pm and a dominoes tournament starring at 7pm.
Villager Linda Beveridge, who came up with the concept, said: “The idea came about in memory of a close friend Linda Donaldson who passed away from breast cancer.
“I thought it would be good to do a big pink event in Fairlie, and was talking to Brian Flannigan, the owner of the Village Inn, who said he would be delighted to host it.
“It it all kicked off from there.
“There are lots of fun events happening and we are hoping to attract the attention of all the community to come along and have some fun and raise some money for Breast Cancer Care.
“Almost everybody I know has been touched by breast cancer in some way.
“We’re holding Fairlie’s Big Pink Party Weekend to help make sure Breast Cancer Care’s support is there for everyone affected by the disease.
“The money we raise will give people the opportunity to access free services, such as speaking with expert nurses on the helpline and using the forum
Village Inn boss Brian added: “It is a great thing for the community to get involved in, and we are delighted to be involved and host Fairlie’s first Big Pink Party Weekend.
“My mum had breast cancer and thankfully came through it — she has been given the all clear but it can affect anybody and all ages.
“We thought there was no point in doing just one event, so we turned it into a full weekend and are making a big song and dance about it with the folk music night, disco, fancy dress car wash and beetle drive.
“It will be a lot of fun and we hope it raises a lot of money for a great cause.”