It was pink all the way on Friday 21 October for Sixth Form students at Tadcaster Grammar School as they showed their support for Wear It Pink – Breast Cancer Now.
Pink clothing, pink hair, pink cakes and pink ribbons were the order of the day, with the ribbons being lovingly made by the students, and all to help raise vital funds and awareness of a cancer which affects thousands of women.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a worldwide annual campaign involving many organisations to highlight the importance of breast awareness, education and research. It is a harsh fact that during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, more than 4,000 women in the UK will hear the devastating news that they have breast cancer and nearly 1,000 will die from the disease.
“As a group of Sixth Form Students we wanted to raise awareness of cancer around the whole school,” said Year 12 student Emily Straw. We decided to run a cake stall at school break-time and I was delighted with all the help and support from my fellow students in preparing and delivering this very successful event,” she said.
“We hope our work and donations will help at least one family through a tough time. We would like to carry on with awareness and we hope to compile a noticeboard full of information about cancer and the help available. We have raised the magnificent sum of £275 and I would like to say a very big thank you to all who have supported our campaign.”
“It is really wonderful to work with such dedicated and enthusiastic students,” said TGS SMSC Leader Pamela McKenzie. “Our Sixth Form students have made us incredibly proud with their campaigns and fundraising efforts for Wear It Pink for Breast Cancer Now and we are looking forward to making it an even bigger event next year,” she added.