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North-East bridges in the pink
TWO NORTH-EAST landmarks were turned pink tonight (Wednesday, October 23) as part of a cancer charity’s flagship event.
The Tyne Bridge in Newcastle and the Gateshead Millennium Bridge joined a host of iconic landmarks across the UK in turning pink in the lead up to Breast Cancer Campaign’s, wear it pink – helping to fundg vital research.
The striking event, which is the first joint effort of its kind, is aimed at reminding the nation to support research into breast cancer.
This is as the country prepares for Britain’s biggest pinkest fundraising day wear it pink on Friday, October 25.
Landmarks which took part included HMS Belfast in London, Belfast Castle, Windsor Castle and the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
Baroness Delyth Morgan, chief executive of Breast Cancer Campaign, said: “We’re thrilled that some of the nation’s most well-known landmarks are joining us in highlighting the importance of breast cancer research.
“We hope this will raise awareness of breast cancer and encourage people to take action themselves by taking part in wear it pink.
“Breast cancer is still the most common cancer in the UK and thousands of lives are lost each year. We hope that people join in and support research to help us overcome breast cancer by 2050.”
For more information, visit wearitpink.org
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