College goes pink for a day!

Posted on Monday 5 November 2012

Annual event for Breast Cancer Charity

On Friday 26 October the Student Association organised Pink Day, the annual College event held to raise money for the Breast Cancer Campaign.  Students and staff wore an array of gorgeous pink outfits and donated money through buying doughnuts and pink sweets, dropping money into buckets and texting in their donations.

In tutorials over the last few weeks, students have watched videos from the Channel 4 series ‘Embarrassing Bodies’, showing them how to check for any suspicious lumps for both breast and testicular cancer.  They were also told some of the statistics about these cancers to raise awareness of the importance of catching early signs of the disease.

At lunchtime on Pink Day students descended on Cafe Direct to take part in a series of silly games mainly involving doughnuts and bras!  The SA also ran a candy stall all day in Time Out which proved to be very popular.  A fantastic £1838 was raised in total: money that will go to support this very important cause.

Ollie Cole, SA Charities Officer, was thrilled with how the day went: “I want to say thank you to everyone who got involved and donated - the amount raised was amazing! The day went really well and it was so great to see so many people wearing pink and joining in all the activities.”
 

Girls in pink collecting donations

Girls in pink collecting donations

Pink Day challenge!

Pink Day challenge!