Pink FridayDate Posted: 26/11/2013 | Posted In: Latest news
QE went ‘pink’ for one Friday to promote awareness of breast cancer and to raise funds for charity.
Breast cancer can affect the lives of many and money was raised for ‘Breast Cancer Care’, a charity for anyone affected by breast cancer which provides information and support. A proportion of the money raised also went to the plastic and reconstructive surgery fund at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary to assist with giving support and information to women in the region undergoing breast reconstruction.
Students and staff dressed in pink for the day and students volunteering in Ethiopia even wore pink in support! Activities included everything from a cake sale and competitions, to an awareness raising question and answer session with a member of staff with personal experience of reducing cancer risk.
Jane Boyd, a teacher at QE who has undergone treatment at the RVI, said:
‘It was a very positive and fun day with serious messages of advice and support. I am extremely proud of the Student Association for all of their hard work and commitment to raising both funds and awareness. Students and staff have been so supportive.’