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Bath Ladies Day 13 June 2019

Ladies Day for Cancer Research UK

One of the big events on Bath’s social calendar – Ladies’ Day at Bath Racecourse – is on Saturday. More than 6,000 racegoers will head to Lansdown on June 15, drawn by the racing, fashion, music, food and the popular Style Competition, where the most stylish racegoer on the day will win a huge prize worth more than £1,500.

But unlike some Ladies’ Days, where the average price of an outfit can push four figures, Bath teamed up with Cancer Research UK to show how ladies heading to Bath Racecourse next Saturday can look fabulous without spending a fortune.

They set Tina Angell – who is a cancer survivor, Cancer Research UK volunteer, and nurse in the radiology department at the RUH in Bath – a challenge of finding a ‘Winning Chic’ outfit for Ladies’ Day for a budget of £40.

She headed to the Cancer Research UK store in Westgate Street, Bath, armed with her budget for the day – and Bath filmed her visit and turned it into this short social-media-friendly video:

Tina said: “I’ve been volunteering with Cancer Research UK for 10 or 11 years now. I started volunteering with them after having cancer myself when I was 24. I believe that I wouldn’t have survived my cancer if it hadn’t been for the research that they do. I was 24, I had a two-year-old son, [it came] completely out of the blue – and the treatment and care I received were amazing. That treatment wouldn’t have been available without the research.”

On the challenge of finding a race-day outfit for £40, Tina said: “Not everyone can go out and spend £1,000 on an outfit but [you] can still go to Ladies’ Day looking gorgeous.”

Cancer Research UK is the official charity partner of The Silk Series – a series of races exclusively featuring female jockeys at Ladies’ Days across the country. The next event in The Silk Series will see some of the country’s top women jockeys go head-to-head at Bath Racecourse on Ladies’ Day next Saturday.


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