Time to hoist up your knickers as the Great Dorset Pants Fence cancer charity project makes a comeback after two years in limbo.
It’s been resurrected at Gorcombe Extreme Sports, Thornicombe, by the Ladies of Blandford Evening WI.
Originally set up early in 2020, just two weeks before the first lockdown, most of the previous pants were lost to the trees during the 2021 winter storms.
Alice’s black silk hipsters still cling to the big oak tree and Beryl’s thong has never been found (the names have been changed to protect the innocent!); however, the banner survived and was looked after by Lewis and the lads at Gorcombe Sports.
The Blandford WI Ladies, with a representative from Crossways WI, re-erected the banner and hung up the first of the new season’s knickers.
Now all the fence needs your fabbest frillies and brightest boxers, all of which will go on display to raise awareness of the symptoms of ovarian, cervical, prostate and testicular cancers.
While the underwear-themed sentiment may be a bit of a giggle, the message behind it is serious and two-fold, saying there’s hope cancer can be beaten and also to remember those for whom a cure wasn’t found in time.
So, grab your scanty smalls or baggy bloomers and go along to the Good Life Cafe at Gorcombe Extreme Sports Centre, make a donation to get your pegs
then hang up those pants with pride.
All contributions raised are for the Dorset Cancer Care Foundation.
by Lorraine Gibson