Going pink to help boost breast cancer awareness

(L-R) Zoe Rodriguez, Roberta Butter, Judith Somers-Heslam, and Samantha Jones.

(L-R) Zoe Rodriguez, Roberta Butter, Judith Somers-Heslam, and Samantha Jones. - Credit: Archant

People across Huntingdonshire picked out their pinkest clothes for a fundraising day in aid of Breast Cancer Now on October 21.

The event, which falls during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, aims to raise as much money as possible to help research the disease, with famous landmarks like HMS Belfast even known to don pink in support.

Getting involved this year, Mick George Ltd raised £850 for the cause, decorating offices with pink banners, bunting, and balloons, while staff also held a raffle and bake sale.

Jon Stump, finance director, said: “The staff certainly brightened up the day and raised a few eyebrows with their fashion selections. It was a fantastic effort to support a great charity.”

The Old Exchange Surgery, in St Ives, was also involved, selling handmade cards and welcoming speakers, before splitting their total of just under £350 between the charity and Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT).

More than £280 was also added to the pot thanks to St Ivo School, with Sixth Form students wearing pink, while another £1,184 will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support from Years 7 to 11’s non-uniform day.

Staff at Kapilli Hair Design in St Ives also did their bit, raising £183.30 with pink outfits, a raffle, and cakes for clients.

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At the heart of their fundraising though, was former owner, Kathy Flisher, who now works in the salon after surviving breast cancer.

Nicole Marshall, owner, said: “She has come through the other side of it, and it’s important for us as a salon and as a team to support that cause.”