In the pink at Friendship and Beechdale
Published by Kerrie Beck for Longhurst Group in Health and also in Communities, Housing
Breast Cancer Awareness
Staff at Friendship Care and Housing (Friendship) and Beechdale Community Housing (Beechdale) had a wear it pink dress down day in their offices in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Beechdale even got their contractors Morrison involved.
A total of £141.60 was raised across Friendship (Birmingham and Derby) by wearing pink to work, cupcake sales and guess the bra size sweepstake to win the Breast Cancer style cake –Sally Debiage, Customer Involvement Officer took the cake home to enjoy!
And a total of £62 was raised at Beechdale by wearing something pink to work. Delicious pink cakes and a guess the superhero competition pulled in more money. The winner was Alison Cotton, Head of Beechdale and her prize… a super hero gift set!
“This is a great way for us to have a bit of fun at work, whilst raising money for such an important cause.” said Alison.
Around 50,000 new cases of invasive and non-invasive breast cancer are diagnosed each year in the UK. In October (Breast Cancer Awareness month) around 4,000 people will receive the devastating news they have breast cancer. Breast cancer is the second biggest cause of death from cancer for women in the UK, after lung cancer.