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Ross-shire MP in the pink to promote breast cancer fundraising drive


By Hector MacKenzie


Ian Blackford urges constituents to think pink on October 18 for a national fundraising drive for breast cancer research.
Ian Blackford urges constituents to think pink on October 18 for a national fundraising drive for breast cancer research.

ROSS-SHIRE MP Ian Blackford is urging constituents to wear it pink next month in support of an annual event helping to fund research into breast cancer.

Ross, Skye and Lochaber MP Ian Blackford got into character for the launch of this year’s Breast Cancer Now’s fundraiser which takes place on Friday, October 18.

Mr Blackford, who was joined at the launch of this year’s campaign by a number of women who have been affected by breast cancer, says he is keen to help raise funds for life-saving research and life-changing support for those affected by the disease.

Since launching in 2002, the initiative has raised more than £33million.

He said: “Every year in the UK, around 55,000 women and around 350 men are given the devastating news that they have breast cancer. That’s why I’m encouraging my constituents to take part in Breast Cancer Now’s 'wear it pink' day on October 18.

“The money raised by this wonderful event has such a huge impact, allowing Breast Cancer Now to fund vital research and support for those living with a diagnosis. I hope that everybody will wear it pink this October and support this very important cause.”

Anyone can take part in wear it pink, whether by holding a cake sale, organising a raffle or arranging a pink fancy dress day at their school or workplace. All money raised will help to fund vital breast cancer research and support.

Visit wearitpink.org/mp to register and claim your free fundraising pack.

Taking part? Drop us a photograph and some details to newsdesk@spp-group.com



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