Hull Specsavers is turning pink on 14 October to raise vital funds for the Breast Cancer Care charity, which supports those suffering with breast cancer.
Bake sale in aid of charity
In aid of the charity, the team on Jameson Street is embracing the colour pink as the theme for the day and organising a bake sale, and encouraging the local community to stop by for some cake.
Asking for community support
Neil Pinkney, store director at Specsavers in Hull, said: ‘The charity provides invaluable support to victims of the disease so we are thrilled to support them by raising vital funds. Everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer and we hope customers for both stores will pledge their support and donate whatever they can.
‘It is an important cause and we are looking to support in any way we can. The team is also doing a coast-to-coast bike ride, and all the money that we raise in the run-up to that will go to the Breast Cancer Care charity.’
Someone is diagnosed with breast cancer every 10 minutes
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. For more information about breast cancer, visit the Breast Cancer Care website at www.breastcancercare.org.uk/