Hastings Direct staff go pink & raise £1,000 for breast cancer

13th November 2012

Staff from Newmarket based insurance broker Hastings Direct went pink to raise £1,000 for breast cancer charity.

Staff wore pink, ate pink cakes, drank pink drinks and won pink prizes in a bumper raffle which has raised funds for the Pink Ribbon Foundation.

The Pink Ribbon Foundation funds many projects and provides financial support to breast cancer charities across the UK. The Foundation has made 36 grants in the last year including funding requests for eight hospices, Macmillan World Cancer Research, Marie Curie, The Haven and Macclesfield Cancer Help Centre. This year, The Pink Ribbon Foundation has supported everything from the provision of complementary therapies, family support sessions, research, lymphoedema self management courses to a drop in clinic to support chemotherapy patients.

Aza Row, chair, Hastings Direct charity committee: "Pink day is always very popular with our staff as nearly everyone's lives have been touched by cancer and we have a couple of members who have survived cancer treatment The Pink Ribbon Foundation do fantastic work and we are delighted to be able to support them."

Jonathan Prince, trustee, Pink Foundation Foundation: "On behalf of everyone here we would like to say a big thank you to all the staff at Hastings for such a fantastic fundraising effort and donation."

About The Pink Ribbon Foundation — www.pinkribbonfoundation.org.uk

The Pink Ribbon Foundation Charity Number 1080839 is a grant making trust with a mission to fund projects and provide financial support to UK charities which relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, or who have been affected by breast cancer or who work to advance the understanding of breast cancer, its early detection and treatment. There are a large number of such charities in the UK, each as deserving as the next. Many of the charities supported are the smaller ones, which operate on a shoestring.

The Pink Ribbon Foundation has very little infrastructure. It relies on the hard work given by Trustees, interested parties and its Patrons. This is done in order to maximise the amount, which goes to the charities that benefit from the funds raised.

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