Apsley keeping abreast of cancer

Tea time: Border Inn manager Amanda Williams is leading from the front in promoting awareness about breast cancer.

Tea time: Border Inn manager Amanda Williams is leading from the front in promoting awareness about breast cancer.

Apsley will be getting just a little bit naughty next month, with the Border Inn making October all about pink and breast cancer.

On Friday October 25, Border Inn manager Amanda Williams plans to open the hotel at 8am for a morning tea to stay "abreast" of the situation. She has a few ladies willing to bare their assets (with strategically placed pink ribbon stickers) to get people talking about the cause.

She said going topless for the morning tea was a unique way of getting ladies to talk and to check their breasts.

The following day, there will be live music at the hotel, then on Sunday October 27 will be the first ever annual Apsley Undie Run. The family event will be held early afternoon with all money raised going directly to breast cancer nurses.

"The undie run is getting plenty of people talking already and I haven't even got the posters out yet," Amanda said.

"I think it's a great way for everyone to have a bit of fun, a good laugh and not take life too seriously...and of course, to raise funds for a great cause.

"We will have an awesome raffle on the Sunday after the run with great prizes, a jumping castle all weekend for the kids (and the big kids!) live music and loads of laughs."

Amanda shared her own back story and why the cause means so much to her.

"I have had cancer a couple of times and the thing that got me through was a sense of humour, that's why this fundraiser is all about pushing the boundaries, having a laugh and a good time," she said.

"I believe that 80 per cent of survival is your attitude towards it; I was told to get a funeral plan in place, I was told the worst but here I am, all clear 10 years later.

"But without the support of my nurses, I would have struggled to keep up the positive attitude. So this is my way of trying to give back a little."