AECC University College tickled pink after raising money for Breast Cancer Now

AECC University College, Bournemouth’s latest higher education institution, took part in ‘wear it pink’ day, one of the biggest fundraising events in the UK, in aid of Breast Cancer Now.

The University College held a wear it pink event on Friday 20 October, where students and staff ditched their everyday colours and donated money to dress in pink items of clothing for the day. A cake sale was also held on Parkwood Campus to add to the total raised by the University College towards Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving research.

Maria Browning, Deputy Director of AECC University College’s on-site Chiropractic Clinic, organised the institution-wide fundraising event and commented, “AECC University College was awash with pink as staff and students got involved with wear it pink day. A variety of pink dresses, shocking pink trousers, tops and scarves could be seen all over campus bringing a really cheerful feel. We also enjoyed delicious homemade cakes in the Cake Sale. It was wonderful to have the support of the AECC University College community and to see everyone come together and fundraise for such an important cause.”

The Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraising day began in 2002 and has so far raised over £30 million for vital breast cancer research.

Lottie Barnden, Senior Fundraising Products Manager at Breast Cancer Now, said: “We are so grateful for AECC University College’s wonderful support, and to each and every one of our supporters – their passionate fundraising is so valuable and will help Breast Cancer Now continue to fund essential and life-saving research.

Right now breast cancer is at a tipping point. Every year in the UK around 50,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer, and sadly around 11,500 women and 80 men will lose their lives to the disease.

We know that there are thousands of people out there who have considered fundraising for charity or who are already out there doing it like AECC University College. With every cake we bake and bucket we shake, we’re powering research that’s finding new ways to prevent, detect and treat breast cancer, until the day when we stop it once and for all. And with people like the University College by our side, we can make it happen faster.”

Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s largest breast cancer charity, fund vital breast cancer research across the UK and Ireland. Scientists, researchers, fundraisers and supporters are working together to find out how to prevent breast cancer, how to detect it earlier and how to treat it effectively.

There are still plenty of opportunities to fundraise for Breast Cancer Now in 2017. Every action, big or small, gets us a step closer. Visit the Breast Cancer Now website to find out how you can get involved: