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Hull Opticians Think Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

23 October, 2014
Staff at Specsavers opticians in Hull recently held a fundraising day for Breast Cancer Care.
(L-R) Linzi, Lynn, Sharon and Charlotte at Hull Specsavers

Specsavers in Hull turned pink on Tuesday 14 October to raise vital funds for Breast Cancer Care.

In aid of the charity, the team at Hull Specsavers embraced the colour pink as the theme for a day of fundraising. The team also held an in-store bake sale, raising £138.90 for the cause.

Neil Pinkney, store director at Specsavers in Hull, commented: ‘The charity provides invaluable support to victims of the disease so we were thrilled to support them by raising vital funds.

‘Everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer and we’d like to thank our customers who came into store yesterday to support our fundraising efforts.’

Charity bike ride to add to the total
Neil added: ‘To further demonstrate our support to Breast Cancer Care, some of the team will be taking part in a coast-to-coast bike ride later this year, with all money raised also being donated to the charity.’

About Breast Cancer Care
Breast Cancer Care offers emotional and practical support to people affected by the disease, campaigns for improvement in standards of care and promotes the importance of early detection. Someone is diagnosed with breast cancer every ten minutes in the UK, and one in eight British women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Thanks to an increased awareness and understanding of the disease, 85 per cent of people will now survive breast cancer beyond five years.

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