‘Paint the town Pink’ with Action Cancer

Anne Hulme and Mairead Woods from Banbridge Action Cancer handing out "The Big Pink Fundraising Box of Love" to Lynette Drainey and Andy Hulme of Robin Fields which won the best Pink window in last years event �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1532-206EB
Anne Hulme and Mairead Woods from Banbridge Action Cancer handing out "The Big Pink Fundraising Box of Love" to Lynette Drainey and Andy Hulme of Robin Fields which won the best Pink window in last years event �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1532-206EB

Plans are already in place for this year’s Paint The Town Pink campaign after the people of Banbridge made it a resounding success for Action Cancer last year.

Last year Action Cancer screened a record number of women for breast cancer, a total of 10,000, after the people of Banbridge raised £15,000 during the campaign.

A spokesperson for Banbridge Action Cancer said: “The overwhelming generosity and enthusiasm the Banbridge Group received has inspired Action Cancer headquarters to make this a Province wide event and use it as their launch for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

“So during the first week of October many towns right across the country will be decorated in pink and each town will be holdings its own fund raising events.”

Gloria Hunniford was so impressed when she heard about the fantastic effort made in Banbridge last October that she has become an ambassador for Action Cancer and in particular Paint The Town Pink.

Gloria has experienced the trauma of cancer in her own family and knows only too well the effect it has on so many.

Plans are already in place for this years Paint The Town Pink fun weekend on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 October.

Expect to see the entire town adorned in pink.

Group members are handing out “The Big Pink Fundraising Box of Love” to every business in the town and are delighted with the response they are getting from the Town traders.

A spokesperson said: “Each and every trader has come up with their own fund raising idea and are really getting behind this fantastic event.

“Once again there will be a prize for the best pink window display won last year by Robin Fields.”

The Group members themselves have organised a number of events including a Big Pink Walk of Love, A vintage and classic car display, a coffee morning, a pop up shop and much, much more.

There will also be entertainment on the street on Saturday October 3.

A spokesperson said: “As always we are appealing for extra help with this massive event.

“Many of you came out and helped us last year not only with the street collection but with the coffee morning and the pop up shop as well.

“Please come back and help us this year. If you were unable to help us last year, come along this year and join in the fun whilst raising much need funds to help in the fight against cancer.” Follow Banbridge Action Cancer on Facebook for all the latest details.