Sixth Form students go pink for cancer awareness month
Sixth Form students at St George’s College, Weybridge, held a Pink Friday on the 10 October 2014. Pink Fridays take place throughout October to raise funds and awareness for the charity Breast Cancer Care. The students came to school wearing something pink as part of their uniform – ties, shirts, scarves and even sunglasses. The students each donated a minimum of £2 to take part.
The Sixth Form Charity Committee, which organised the day also arranged for a pink shop. The pink shop sold various pink items – cupcakes, sweets, crisps, and drinks to boost the fundraising of the day. By hosting the Pink Friday, the students wanted to help people diagnosed with breast cancer through Breast Cancer Care.
The charity provides free support and information to patients when they need it most and promote the importance of the early detection of breast cancer.
Mrs Smith, Head of Sixth Form, said that:
“It is testament to the empathy our students feel for others that they want to raise money for such a worthy cause. So many of them will have their lives touched by cancer in some way; they have generated awareness of Breast Cancer and enjoyed doing so.”
The event raised over £600 for Breast Cancer care which is a tremendous outcome for the students. Overall the day was a great success and everyone involved had a brilliant time.13 October 2014