Volunteers in pink dance the conga along Bournemouth Pier for Breast Cancer Awareness Month (From Bournemouth Echo)
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Volunteers in pink dance the conga along Bournemouth Pier for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
A TRAIL of revellers dressed in pink danced the conga along Bournemouth Pier.
The event, attended by 35 volunteers, was held to encourage people to turn their Friday' pink this October, as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Charity Breast Cancer Care hopes the initiative will help raise vital funds to support the 55,000 people diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK every year.
Breast Cancer Care community fundraiser John Lowes said: “It was great fun watching that line of people doing the conga in pink down Bournemouth Pier. Thank you to everyone who took part.
“We are encouraging people in Bournemouth to take part in the Pink Friday fundraising campaign by wearing pink, eating pink or partying pink on a Friday.
“All the money raised will go towards supporting women and men affected by breast cancer.”
Among those taking part was 75-year-old Judy Blunt, from Broadstone, who has volunteered for Breast Cancer Care for more than 20 years.
She said: “I had a bright sparkly wig on but it flew off as I was congaing down the pier. I managed to catch it though.”
They were joined by a dance group from Winton's Hammond Academy of Performing Arts and the Pink Champagne Breast Cancer Dragon Boat rowing team from Christchurch.
Having a Pink Friday is easy to do and can include anything from wearing pink at work while enjoying pink food and drinks, to a pink pamper party with your mates at home, or getting your class to wear pink to school, fundraisers say.
A charity spokesman explained: “Breast Cancer Care is the only UK-wide charity dedicated to providing emotional and practical support for anyone affected.
“Our free helpline, information-packed website and online forums offer a friendly ear and expert information to those dealing with this life-threatening disease.”
Visit breastcancercare.org.uk/pf to order a free Pink Fridays information pack.
The free Breast Cancer Care helpline is 0808 800 600.
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