ROLL out the pink carpet.
Two of the original Calendar Girls visited Sheffield to celebrate the arrival of three scalp coolers – machines which prevent chemotherapy patients losing their hair.
Tricia Stewart and Rosalyn Fawcett, who appeared in the 2003 film, were joined at Debenhams on The Moor by representatives from cancer charity Walk the Walk, Debenhams’ staff and workers from Paxmans which makes the machines.
The coolers took pride of place in Debenhams’ shop window during the store’s campaign to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month alongside placards with slogans reading ‘keep your hair on’, ‘here today, hair tomorrow’ and ‘keep your hair… you are worth it!’.
They were taken by pink limousine to Weston Park Hospital.
Walk the Walk has donated 31 scalp coolers to hospitals across South Yorkshire.
Tricia and Rosalyn, who accompanied the machines to Weston Park, left the store on a pink carpet and travelled to the hospital in a pink limo.
A spokeswoman for the charity said: “We had a fantastic day in Sheffield, celebrating the arrival of the final three scalp coolers to Weston Park.
“A total of 28 have already been delivered to five hospitals in South Yorkshire – Barnsley, Chesterfield, Doncaster, Rotherham and Weston Park – taking us a step further to realising our dream which will see everybody being given the choice to use a Paxman Scalp Cooler.
“At Debenhams we were given a fantastic welcome by store manager Gordon and his team and a lovely pink carpet was delivered and donated by Sheffield Carpets.
“Tricia and Rosalyn, two of the original Calendar Girls, arrived along with Claire, Richard and Maria from Paxman.
“The women and the scalp coolers made their way to the hospital in a pink limo where we were met by the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Weston Park staff and representatives from the other hospitals.”
She added: “We would like to say a huge thank you to everybody who supported Walk the Walk.”