Wear it Pink' day 2014

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undefinedStaff at Church House, Daresbury, wore pink on Friday 24 October – to show support for the battle to find a cure for breast cancer. Donations came pouring in for the Breast Cancer Campaign. The ‘Wear it Pink' day was organised at Church House by Maxine Southwick, our Finance and HR Officer.

Maxine said: “Virtually everybody wore something that was pink. It certainly brightened the office. Our reception team Emma Hathaway and Sandra Reynolds looked very fetching in their startling pink wigs! A delivery driver who called at the office was so impressed by their efforts he made an instant donation.”

Counting was underway on Friday, and it seems that more than £80 has been pledged to the charity – surpassing the amount raised last year. 

In the UK, breast cancer is the most common cancer with approximately 50,000 women and around 350 men being diagnosed with the disease each year.  One woman in eight will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, and around 12,000 women and 80 men die from it each year.

Although people are surviving longer – thanks to advances in research,  new treatments, earlier diagnosis, breast screening and breast cancer awareness-raising – money  still needs raising for vital research into a cure.

For more information and to donate www.wearitpink.org

Above ... Church House staff ’Wear it Pink’ – front row Emma Hathaway, Maxine Southwick, Sandra Reynolds, Emily Allen, and Christopher Burkett