MP tickled pink for charity

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EASINGTON MP Grahame Morris has joined forces with a charity to raise awareness of its fundraising day.

Mr Morris has teamed up with the Breast Cancer Campaign to promote Wear It Pink day.

On Friday, October 28, supporters in schools, colleges and businesses throughout the country are encouraged to don a pink item in support of the campaign and each donate £2 to fund innovative world-class breast cancer research.

Last year, hundreds of thousands of people took part in Wear It Pink day to help improve survival rates for the one in eight women who experience breast cancer during their lifetime.

Mr Morris said: “Every year in the UK, around 48,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women.

“Although it is rare, men can also suffer from breast cancer, with around 340 men diagnosed each year. I know people who have lost friends and family members to the disease and I would like to encourage everyone in my constituency of Easington and throughout the country to support Wear It Pink on October 28, to raise valuable funds for breast cancer research.”

For more information about taking part, visit www.wearitpink.co.uk and register to receive a free fundraising pack.