Wearing Pink to Raise Over £300 for Breast Cancer Research

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Above: Ward and the Hazardous Waste team, Shannon Reddish, Mandy Musson and Adele Smithhurst expertly photographed by our very own by ‘David Bailey’ aka Site Manager, Dan Egner.

In October, #TeamWARD’s Ilkeston and Chesterfield sites took part in the annual ‘Wear It Pink’ day in aid of cancer research charity, Breast Cancer Now, for the ninth year running.

Since launching in 2002 Breast Cancer Now have raised over £33 million, with the ‘Wear It Pink’ day being one of the UK’s biggest annual fundraising events. Ward has helped to raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer Now for the past nine years, starting with selling breakfast cobs in Ilkeston yard back in 2010. This year Donald Ward House and our Chesterfield sites got involved.

At Donald Ward House, Wendy carried on the tradition, making and selling over 70 breakfast cobs, By also playing games and holding a sweepstake to win cash or a bottle of wine, the team raised an amazing £251.

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Above: Mandy Musson, Adele Smithurst, Team Leader Tracey Johnson and Shannon Reddish.

In addition, the four lovely ladies in the Hazardous Waste team at Chesterfield (photographed below with our pink truck) brought in various cakes and sweets that were put into small bags along with savoury items. These were placed in the canteen and a donation of 50p per item was suggested and they managed to raise £53.47 too, so all together #TeamWARD raised just over £300.

During October, which is breast cancer awareness month, Breast Cancer Now aims to get as many people involved in raising as much support, awareness and funds to support their life saving research and support. Breast Cancer Now’s ambition is by the year 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will live. Their research is focused on four key areas, which are, risk and prevention, early detection and diagnosis and, treatment and secondary breast cancer. Breast Cancer Now believe this approach to research will allow them to help reach their ambition and stop breast cancer from taking lives.

Well done to everyone at #TeamWARD, a great effort from all of you for a cause very close to our hearts.