South Wales Central AM, Andrew RT Davies, has donned the colour pink in support for women with breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser ‘wear it pink’ takes place on Friday 23rd October. The campaign is the UK’s biggest pink fundraiser and calls on supporters across the country to ditch the day-to-day colours and pull on some pink to raise money for Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving breast cancer research.
The Leader of the Welsh Conservatives, Mr Davies, in good-hearted fashion has also instructed his constituency employees (office based in Cowbridge) to wear pink.
Mr Davies said:
“As ever this was some good light-hearted fun with a serious message and it is a privilege to join with others across Wales to support such a fantastic cause.
“Make no bones about it, this disease is a truly awful killer and while significant progress has been made in the battle there is still so much more to do.
“Every year around 2,600 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in Wales and sadly nearly 600 people still lose their lives to the disease.
“This is why it’s so important we must continue to raise awareness and fight against this horrid disease.”
Notes for editors:
Now in its 14th year, wear it pink raises over £2 million each year for world-class research into breast cancer, and this year it is back and bigger, brighter and bolder than ever before. Anyone can take part, whether in school, at work or at home. All you have to do is wear something pink and donate whatever you can.
Breast Cancer Now is the UK’s largest breast cancer charity, created by the merger of Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
This is a day when we stand out, stand together and stand for something: wear it pink on Friday 23 October to support Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving research. For more information or to register for wear it pink visit www.wearitpink.org.