Pink month for breast cancer in Gloucestershire

The University of Gloucestershire are turning pink for a week from today for breast cancer care.

All across the UK today people are dressing in pink to support ‘The Big Pink’ to raise funds for the charity.

To kick start the Think Pink week there is a volleyball tournament today, students can get involved by wearing pink and playing the fun team game.

Gabby Lacey, the first team captain of women’s volleyball said: “The tournament is a fun way to get to know volleyball”

The womens’s volleyball are just wearing bikinis and are doing an event called guess the bra size.

Students can support the week by buying t-shirts, temporary tattoos and cakes throughout the week to support breast cancer.

Women’s volleyball have a local charity, Cobalt Health in Cheltenham coming in to talk to the women about how to check for breast cancer.

This year the volleyball team are hoping to raise over £5,000 to top the rest of the years because they are introducing a new event called Tough Mudder.


The Slug and Lettuce in Cheltenham are supporting breast cancer care for a whole month.

The general manager, Alex Fikry said “For The Big Pink we are decorating the pub and two of our staff have actually dyed their hair pink”

Throughout the UK the Slug and Lettuce have introduced three pink coctails and 25p of each cocktail will go to charity.

As a company they want to raise £50,000 for the month of October.

People who work at the local slug and lettuce feel very strong about support breast cancer as they have friends and family who have been affected by it.

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