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 ‘Pretty in pink’ care home raises awareness of breast cancer

‘Pretty in pink’ care home raises awareness of breast cancer

By 27th October, 2017 Press Releases No Comments

PINK outfits were brought out of the cupboard for Wear It Pink Day at a Middlesbrough Care Home.

The national breast cancer event was marked by residents and staff at The Gables Care Home, on Highfield Road, who all wore an item of pink clothing.

The home was also decorated in pink and a cake sale and raffle was held for relatives and friends.

Over £100 was raised for charity Breast Cancer Now, which organises Wear It Pink Day events throughout the country.

Deputy home manager, Kate Charlton, who dyed her hair pink for the day, said: “It was a fun event for everyone who took part.

“The residents and staff all dressed up in pink to raise awareness of breast cancer and the importance of going for regular scans.

“We were glad to help raise funds for Breast Cancer Now as it’s a really important charity.”

Supervisor Sandra Blackburn, who baked the cakes for the raffle, said: “I bake cakes all the time and wanted to do my best for the residents and the charity on Wear It Pink Day.

“It was great to see how much we raised in the raffle.”

Resident Allan Taylor, who chose the decorations for the home, said of the care home staff: “The girls looked really pretty in pink. It’s great they organised the event to benefit others.”

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