Think Pink

Elmwood College’s Hair & Beauty Department launched a ‘Think Pink’ public awareness campaign recently, supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Students and staff showed their support by wearing an article of pink clothing.

The students and staff were out and about selling cakes, offering beauty treatments and a name the duck competition and raised a fantastic £246.09

The aim of Breast Cancer Awareness Month is to increase awareness of breast cancer, raise funds for research into the disease and support people affected by the disease.

Tutor, Karen Doherty, said, “All the students worked really hard to make the day a success and promote Breast Cancer Care. We were well supported by staff members and students at the College and I’m so pleased we were able to raise such a large total for the charity. A huge number of people made significant donations.”

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK and almost 46,000 new cases are diagnosed every year. Sadly more than 12,300 women in the UK still die of breast cancer each year. Men can also get breast cancer but it is rare (around 300 cases are diagnosed each year).

The good news is, thanks to earlier detection and improved treatment, breast cancer death rates in the UK have fallen by a fifth over the last ten years. Of those women diagnosed with breast cancer today, two-thirds are likely to survive for at least 20 years.

If you would like to help, donations can be accepted via the donation line on 08701 60 20 40.



It’s a good course; I really enjoy colouring and cutting. I have made some good friends and am looking forward to coming back next year.


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