Staff at Specsavers in Southport turn pink for breast cancer awareness
Staff at Specsavers opticians in Southport turned pink recently to raise vital funds for the Breast Cancer Care charity, which supports those suffering with breast cancer.
Two days of fundraising
In aid of the charity, the team at the Southport Specsavers embraced the colour pink as the theme for two days of fundraising. In addition to dressing all in pink, staff at the store on Eastbank Street hosted a bake sale as well as invited customers to guess how many pink sweets they had in their jar.
Invaluable support for victims of cancer
Stuart Roberts, store director at Specsavers in Southport, 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 pledged their support and donated whatever they could.’
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.