BREAST Cancer Now was tickled pink as Rugbeians dressed in garish garb for the charity’s Wear It Pink day last Friday (October 23).
Princethorpe College students embraced the pink theme with imagination, turning up as crayons, fairies and 70s aerobic queens.
Donations, a cake sale and a fashion show helped the school to raise over £500.
Princethorpe College Assistant Head of Sixth Form Anne Allen said: “We only have to make a suggestion and Sixth Formers run with the idea, keen to make it as successful and enjoyable as possible.
“The amount we raised reflects how brilliantly the College community comes together to support those in need.”
Staff at the Institution of Chemical Engineer’s (IChemE) Rugby headquarters in Railway Terrace took a break from working to don a variety of pink clothing including wigs, sunglasses and hula skirts.
The IChemE raised a total of £200 through donations, a cake sale, a raffle and a quiz.
The institution’s Wear it Pink co-ordinator Ann Pendlebury, from Long Lawford, said: “I wanted to encourage my colleagues to join forces with thousands of people around the country to stand together against breast cancer. The response here at IChemE has been fabulous with people from every department getting involved.”
Town centre florist Flowers by Pauline also got dressed up and took donations throughout the day.
Wear it Pink is a fun activity organised by Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s largest breast cancer charity. Staged as part of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the activity highlights the importance of breast awareness, education and research.