Posted 4 November 2004Harper Adams University College, Newport, have raised more than £200 for charity by ‘thinking pink’. Staff and students came to work dressed in every shade of pink last Friday (October 29) as part of the Breast Cancer Campaign’s Wear It Pink national event, and netted a total of £210. The idea behind the event was to pay £2 to dress in pink, whether that be from head to toe, or taking the subtle approach with a hint of pink lipgloss.
Harper Adams spokeswoman, Claire Robertson-Bennett, said: “We were very pleased to see so many staff raiding their wardrobes for pink skirts, jumpers, ties and trousers – I’ve never seen so many different shades of pink all gathered in one room. We may not have looked at our most co-ordinated, but we were certainly eye-catching. It was great fun and we were pleased to raise as much as we could for such a deserving charity.”
Last year the charity’s Wear It Pink day raised £600,000 for research into breast cancer, but this year the target was £840,000.