Pink Ribbon Fund holds 4th annual Downton Abbey Tea

Pink Ribbon Fund holds 4th annual Downton Abbey Tea

HATTIESBURG, MS - The Pink Ribbon Fund held its 4th Annual Downton Abbey Tea at the Hattiesburg Historic Train Depot on Sunday.

The train depot was transformed with a Downton Abbey theme in an effort to help fight against breast cancer.

The Pink Ribbon Fund is an organization that raises money to help assist Pine Belt breast cancer patients with their medical bills.

Several Pine Belt interior designers, florists and decorators helped to transform the depot into an English tea room.

The event also featured a silent auction, "best period costume" contest and raffles.

Kaye Ray, the Pink Ribbon Fund administrator, said the event is a great way to bring women together.

"The importance of today's tea is that we're bringing many women together to talk about issues that women face, to know that you're not alone if you have an issue with breast cancer or any other issue," Ray said.

Beverly Fox-Bray, event coordinator and breast cancer survivor, came up with the idea to start an annual tea fundraiser for the Pink Ribbon Fund.

"I chose the tea because we do not have a tea event here," Fox-Bray said.

"It's such a delight. Everybody enjoys coming to the tea and putting on a hat, or a pretty pink dress if necessary. It's a great occasion and it's a lovely event."

One hundred percent of the proceeds will go toward the fund.