Pink day in support of breast cancer charity

31/10/2009

STAFF at a finance company were wearing and eating pink yesterday to raise money for the Breast Cancer Campaign. Argyll Investment Services supported the international mufti day. Staff also made and sold their own pink-themed cakes ‘Wear it pink’ day also marked the end to Breast Cancer Awareness Month this year.

Marketing assistant Karen Melhuish, 46, organised the day’s events as the awareness campaign is important to her. ‘My mother has had breast cancer and so has my mother-in-law,’ she said. ‘Also some of my close friends have had it, so I decided to do some fund-raising.

‘I did the Moonwalk in London earlier this year and everyone here was very supportive and sponsored me.

‘I thought it would be a good idea to hold a “wear it pink” day and hopefully we will raise a lot of money for the charity.’

She said the men had enjoyed dressing up in pink.

‘Quite a lot of them have worn a little bit of light pink in their ties or shirts before, but they have allowed themselves to go a bit brighter today.
‘It’s just been great fun.’

Mrs Melhuish, who is a mother of two, felt it was important that companies continued to support charities and mufti days.

‘We have made a suggestion to donate £2, but anyone can donate as much as they like.

‘During these financial times people can’t afford to donate every month, but paying a small amount at days like these all helps.’

Staff at Argyll Investment Services wore pink and ate home-baked cakes to raise money for the Breast Cancer Campaign.     (Picture by Steve Sarre, 08648706)






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