Last night a selection of the UK’s historic landmarks joined forces with some of the nation’s finest pieces of modern architecture last night (Wednesday 21 October) to light up pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month’s leading fundraising campaign, wear it pink.
Thursday 22 October 2015      General
UK Landmarks wear it pink for breast cancer research
Photo credit: Tom Dymond, REX

Onlookers in cities and towns including London, Cambridge, Birmingham, Newcastle, Nottinghamshire’s Newark, Liverpool, Brighton, Scotland’s Falkirk, Chester, Derry, Northampton, Isle of Man’s Douglas and Cornwall’s Bodelva were treated to stunning pink illuminations to help raise awareness of wear it pink, which raises vital funds for the UK’s largest breast cancer charity, Breast Cancer Now.

A mixture of the nation’s beautiful historic and more modern landmarks including The University of Cambridge’s Corpus Clock, HMS Belfast, Selfridges Birmingham, Library of Birmingham, Trafalgar Square fountains and 20 Fenchurch Street’s Sky Garden (Walkie Talkie) shone pink throughout the evening in a bid to remind everyone to support our renowned fundraiser, wear it pink day, which takes place tomorrow, Friday 23 October.

Other landmarks across the UK included The Eastgate Clock – Chester, Derry Offices of the Derry City and Strabane District Council - Northern Ireland, The Falkirk wheel – Scotland, Brighton Wheel, London’s Tower 42, Granary Square Fountains at King’s Cross, Newark Castle – Nottinghamshire, Gateshead Millennium Bridge - Newcastle, Isle of Man’s Tower of Refuge, Port of Liverpool Building, Avon Cosmetics HQ - Northampton and Cornwall’s Eden Project and St Michael’s Mount.

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2015 marks a special year for wear it pink, having raised an incredible £27 million since it began in 2002 .The campaign is now launching for the first time for new charity Breast Cancer Now and it’s bigger and pinked than ever!

Ellie Adam, wear it pink project manager, said:

“This is such a special time for Breast Cancer Now and our supporters – I’m thrilled that we have brought together some of UK’s classic landmarks with some of the most stunning modern builds to launch wear it pink 2015.

“wear it pink is a fantastic opportunity to have some fun, while raising much needed money to support Breast Cancer Now. We’re aiming to raise an incredible £3 million this October to fund our ground-breaking research, but we can only do it with your help. It’s not too late to do your bit, simply text PINK to 70444 and give £3 to help stop breast cancer*.”

List of landmarks:

  • The University of Cambridge’s Corpus Clock
  • HMS Belfast
  • Selfridges Birmingham
  • Library of Birmingham
  • Trafalgar Square fountains
  • 20 Fenchurch Street’s Sky Garden (Walkie Talkie)
  • The Eastgate Clock – Chester
  • Derry Offices of the Derry City and Strabane District Council - Northern Ireland
  • The Falkirk wheel – Scotland
  • Brighton Wheel
  • Tower 42
  • Granary Square Fountains at King’s Cross
  • Newark Castle – Nottinghamshire
  • Gateshead Millennium Bridge – Newcastle
  • Isle of Man’s Tower of Refuge
  • Port of Liverpool Building
  • Avon Cosmetics HQ – Northampton
  • Cornwall’s Eden Project
  • Cornwall’s St Michael’s Mount.

*You will be charged £3 plus one message at your standard network rate. Breast Cancer Now will receive 100% of your donation. To discuss this donation, call 0333 20 70 300 (Mon-Thurs 9:00am to 5:30pm and Fri 9:00am to 4:30pm). By using this service, you agree that we may contact you in the future. If you’d rather we didn’t, text NOCALL to 70004.

Take part in wear it pink

Visit the website to find out how to join in and lots of pink ideas to have fun at your office, school or home.