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Residents Think Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

25th October, 2011

James Beattie House residents have been "thinking pink" to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Breast Cancer Awareness Day

The scheme in Tettenhall, Wolverhampton, charged £5.00 entrance for visitors and Lisa Golby of L&B Jewellery came to sell jewellery, handbags and scarves to raise the cash, with the proceeds going to a local breast cancer support charity.

Scheme Manager Julie Hogan decided to host the event as October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. She encouraged residents and staff to dress in pink and also invited Sue Bishop from Walsall Breast Care Group to join the day.

Resident Joyce Stevenson said she had enjoyed looking at all the jewellery. "Everything's so pretty and such good value. And it's for a good cause so too," she said.

Sue said that she was glad to have been invited along for the day. "All of the money will be going to charity and it's fantastic how many of the residents are interested."

She has had breast cancer and now volunteers at the local hospital one day a week. "I want to give something back," she said. "When you hear the word cancer you think you're going to die and I wouldn't have got through it without the people who supported me. And in my volunteering, I've made so many friends and had a lot of fun, like today."

Picture: Residents and staff at James Beattie House, including Activities Co-ordinator Liz Williams (far left), Scheme Manager Julie Hogan (front) and Walsall Breast Care Group volunteer Sue Bishop (far right).

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Lucy Henson, PR officer
0789 105 3062
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