Colourful tribute at Arthur Square

PART of Arthur Square in New Norfolk became a field of pink and blue yesterday morning following the annual event remembering those lost to cancer as well as those who have survived the illness or are presently struggling with it.

Reverend Celia Hooker of St Matthew’s Anglican Church officiated for the memorial service which was organised by the Can-Hope Cancer Support Group. Most of those in attendance were either celebrating being a survivor or remembering those who have passed away.

Celia Hooker leading the Mini-Field Service at Arthur Square.
Thanks to Bruce Lamb for the photos

These tribute events are often called Mini Fields of Women due to the tradition of placing pink silhouettes in the ground or on display, bearing personal messages from family and friends.

A local innovation this year was the creation of blue silhouettes for those specifically wishing to remember a male relative or friend.

The Can-Hope Cancer Support Group meets on the first Wednesday of the month at the New Norfolk Library. Phone 6261 3874 for more information.

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