Wearing it pink for life-saving research

Staff at St Hugh’s have marked Wear It Pink, the annual day held by charity Breast Cancer Now to raise vital funds for life-saving research and life-changing care.

Wear it Pink 2021

Several wore pink clothes for the day and took part in a raffle, and others took a punt on guessing how many pink jars were in a jar to be in with a chance of winning it. And the fun continues today… Angela Breeze, the hospital director’s PA, slaved away in the kitchen all weekend to bake cakes for the team today, in exchange for a donation.

Wear It Pink is Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser; more than £36-million has been raised since it began in 2002.

A spokesperson for the charity said: “Breast cancer hasn’t stopped for the pandemic. Over the past year people have been diagnosed with the disease at a time when everything from treatment to screenings have been disrupted.

“Since March 2020, the doors to hundreds of our community support events have had to close and our researchers were kept out of their labs for 100 days or more. 

“That’s why we’ve only become more determined to make sure we’re there to support people when they need us. And more determined to make the breakthroughs in research that will continue to drive forward progress.

“The support our events provide and the hope our research generates has never been more important.”

Update: We’ve added up the pennies… we’ve raised £110.30 this year. For more information about the campaign, visit www.wearitpink.org