Festivals on the Isle of Wight were flushed with pink as local volunteers gather to mark the return of the Isle of Pink this September.
A team of Breast Cancer Campaign supporters attended the Garlic and V-dub festivals in August to launch the return of the Isle of Pink fundraising month, which for the fourth year running will be helping the charity raise money to fund research into the disease.
The group made pink the main colour of the day by setting up stalls at the festivals, collecting the first donations for the campaign and spreading the word about the Isle of Pink to festival goers.
The pink campervans at the V-dub festival grabbed the attention of passers-by, and the large pink crowd at the Garlic festival helped rally support for the pink crusade which is due to hit the Isle of Wight next week.
There will be plenty of activities taking place throughout the month including supermarket collections, a Pink Day at the Zoo, a Quiz Night and fundraising stalls at many events and festivals, including Bestival. There will also be two fitness challenges people can take part in; a two hour aerobics session and an all new cycling event. Follow Island Pulse Isle of Pink news click here
Fundraising activities include:
Take part in the Isle of Pink Aerobathon on Sunday 25th September
Or the Night Cycle Challenge on Thursday 22nd September
Or one of the many Isle of Pink events taking place throughout September.
Show your support – Text PINK12 to 70070 to make a £2 donation
Lauren Baskett, Breast Cancer Campaign’s Community Development Manager, said:
“Thanks to all the support of local residents and businesses, over the past three years the Isle of Pink has raised over £70,000 for Breast Cancer Campaign. We hope that this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever and urge everyone to get involved in an activity or event to help us beat breast cancer.”
To find out more about how you can get involved in the Isle of Pink or to sign up for one of the fitness challenges please visit www.breastcancercampaign.org/isleofpink Breast Cancer Campaign.
Images: Volunteers at the V-Dub festival spell out ‘pink’ & supporters at the Garlic Festival hold banner announcing Isle of Pink is returning.
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