Turn Reading pink in Breast Cancer Awareness MonthBy Laura McCardle
October 04, 2011
Organisers of a national fundraising campaign are gearing up to turn Reading pink for the third year in a row.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and there are a number of events taking place across the town to mark the occasion.
The month is part of the Breast Cancer Campaign’s mission to raise awareness of the disease and fund work to understand how breast cancer develops and then search for improved diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure.
The first event to take place will be the Oracle Pink Weeks, when several pink-themed fundraising activities will take place at The Oracle shopping centre from Monday, October 3 and again from Monday, October 24.
Elsewhere, visitors to the Elephant Hotel in Church Road, Pangbourne, will show their support to the campaign by meeting the florist who decked out Westminster Abbey when Bucklebury’s Kate Middleton married Prince William in April.
Green Parlour will host a flower display at the hotel and there will also be a chance to win one of the displays during a raffle.
Tickets for the event are £15 each and can be bought by visiting www.justgiving.com/paintthetownwithpetals
The Malmaison hotel, in Station Road, Reading, will be supporting the campaign by hosting Handbags and Gladrags, where visitors can enjoy a buffet, drinks and buy a new handbag.
Debbie Percy, of Handbag Therapy will be in attendance and tickets, priced at £15 each, can be bought by visiting www.justgiving.com/handbagsandgladrags
The biggest event of the campaign is Wear It Pink day where people of all ages are encouraged to wear something pink and donate £2.
Anyone who would like to take part should visit www.wearitpink.co.uk to register and find lots of fundraising materials and ideas.