OSFC students and staff have celebrated Pink Day and raised almost £1400 for Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s largest breast cancer charity. Pink Day is an annual national event that aims to raise awareness of breast cancer.
The Student Executive provided students and staff with a range of opportunities to donate their loose change, buying all things pink. On sale were home-made pink cakes, pink lemonade, candy floss, henna painting, competitions to guess the name of the pink bear, stickers, ribbons… and a few more pink cakes for good measure.
Richard Lee, Associate Director, manages a hard working Student Executive each year and supported them to organise the full day of activities. “Pink Day at college is one of our biggest annual fund-raisers and it is our opportunity to raise as much money as possible for this incredibly worthwhile cause, but also a chance to remember family and friends that we have lost to this horrible group of diseases.”
The Exec had a simple request: firstly, they asked everyone to bring as much loose change as possible; aiming to beat the previous record year of 2014. Secondly, asking staff and students to wear something pink to show solidarity with those who have lost loved ones to any type of cancer, or to those still living with the disease
By the end of the day the memory wall was filled with inspiring messages of hope and words of support from staff and students, reinforcing the excellent cause that all donations would go towards.
The event was a huge success with staff and students painting the college pink in their clothes and accessories and helping to raise an incredible £1375.