Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Each year 55,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK and Breast Cancer Care understand the emotions, challenges and decisions people face every day.
The charity is focused on providing both the right support and information, as well as campaigning for better care. From helping those connect with someone who's faced the same challenges, to providing reliable information, the charity exists to help people live life with breast cancer and beyond.
This October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month - a worldwide campaign with plenty of scope to get involved on a local level. Take a look at the opportunities below to help raise awareness with a little help from Breast Cancer Care:
Host a Big Pink event
Be pink and fabulous with your colleagues on Friday 14 October. Whether you host a dress down day at work, a raffle or an epic bake-off - so long as it's pink, anything goes! You can sign up for a free fundraising kit with plenty of goodies via the charity's website at breastcancercare.org.uk
Sign up to October's Pub Quiz
Gather your most knowledgeable colleagues on Thursday 27 October and join us for a special pub quiz, hosted by our favourite bearded Drag Queen quiz master, Timberlina. We'll be joined by the fundraising team from Breast Cancer Care who've arranged a raffle for the event with some fantastic prizes.
Sign up for October's Pub Quiz here.
Volunteer with Breast Cancer Care
The charity are looking for some enthusiastic volunteers to help bucket collect at London Bridge Station on Thursday 13 October. They need six volunteers for the following time slots:
7.30 - 9.30am
4.30 - 7.30pm
If your organisation offers allotted volunteering time - this is an easy way to get your colleagues together! By volunteering at one station for two hours, you could raise up to £450.
This could give 40 younger women with breast cancer the expert support of a specialist nurse and a chance to meet other women at the charity's two day Younger Women Together event.
If you'd like to find out more about volunteering please contact Josephine Clarke at jc [at] betterbankside.co.uk (subject: Breast%20Cancer%20Care%3A%20Volunteer) .