Yesterday I was very proud to have been able to host the Wear it Pink Campaign in Parliament. The event was an awareness raising mission for the Wear it Pink Day, which this year takes place on the 25th October. The charity is encouraging everyone to sign up as early as possible so they can personalise their fundraising packs and get entry into a prize draw.
Wear it Pink is the biggest pinkest fundraising day of the year, raising money to support breast cancer research. Last year, hundreds of thousands of you got together, put on something pink and raised over £2.1 million to fund breast cancer research.
Here in South Manchester, rugby club Old Bedians will be swapping their traditional blue and white shirts for pink in their first home game of the season, in a bid to raise money for the Christie Cancer Hospital. So I encourage you all to get on down to Old Bedians Sports Club, Millgate Lane, Didsbury this Saturday 14th September from 12.30pm to cheer on the club in a special Barbarians game before the 1st XV and 2nd XV play at 3pm.
Alongside the rugby matches there will be a raffle with prizes supplied by local traders and a BBQ with the clubhouse open from 1.30pm. Donations are welcomed online and can be sent via the Just Giving website.
So whether you make it to the games on Saturday or not, I urge you to sign up to the Wear it Pink Day, joining me and thousands of others in raising money for a worthy cause.