Wearing pink in Ponteland for breast cancer charity
Keep fit fans attending Ponteland Leisure Centre ditched their every day colours and donned their brightest pink glad rags for a memorable fund-raising day in aid of the charity Breast Cancer Now.
The event, held at the centre last Friday on national ‘Wear it Pink', day raised a fantastic £550 in aid of Breast Cancer support charities that help with vital research to improve diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cures.
The fundraising event was coordinated by members of the Young at Heart group that meet for an exercise class every Friday. At least four ladies in the class have had breast cancer.
Joan Gledson who regularly attends the Young at Heart class and has recently had breast cancer said:
“ The staff at Active Northumberland were amazing in their support, enthusiasm and effort. Claire and Lindsay our fitness instructors who pulled out all the stops to make the event a success. The Morpeth Riverside Young at Heart group also supported our fundraising efforts. We had a fabulous day and we managed to turn our exercise class into a sea of pink.
“Breast cancer is still here and taking the lives of those we love on a heartbreaking scale. By wearing pink , collecting donations and selling some fabulous cakes, we’ve helped to play our small but very important part in supporting vital breast cancer research. Since the event we’ve been selling pink pins and will have a further £100 to add to our overall total.”
Now in its 17th year, Breast Cancer Campaign’s Wear it Pink raises over £2 million every year for world-class breast cancer research that saves and improves lives, giving women quicker diagnosis and more effective treatments. Every year 50,000 mothers, daughters, sisters and wives will be newly diagnosed with breast cancer and 12,000 women still die, with millions continuing to live with its long term impact.
27 Oct 2017