The streets of Uppermill are pink for Prevent Breast Cancer

Date published: 03 October 2019

There’s a definite pink theme across Uppermill this week, as locals play their part to help raise awareness for Prevent Breast Cancer.

This week (30th September-6th October) has seen ‘Paint Uppermill Pink’ lead a positive and vibrant aura across the high street- as businesses have brightened up their daily agenda to help spread the word.

Prevent Breast Cancer are based at The Nightingale Centre in Wythenshawe and are the only charity dedicated to research to prevent breast cancer.

The mammogram vanfor the charity works across Oldham and sends X-ray’s back to the centre for results to be processed.

The centre provides a service to the North West region and they've also done some research at the ICC in Oldham.

The co-op is one of many businesses in Uppermill taking part
The Co-op is one of the many businesses in Uppermill taking part

Kate Wrigley and Linda Gunner are ambassadors for the charity.

The Oldham Evening Chronicle contacted Kate, she said “It’s important to focus on the prevention and not just the cure.

“This initiative has been really successful in other areas and so we wanted to replicate that in Uppermill and we’re so happy with how local businesses have supported us.

“It’s one long high street and an amazing community!

“Thanks to Trish Travis, Carrie Ainsley, Leanna Brook, Sarah Houldsworth and Linda Gunner for making this possible.

“Local businesses including the Co-op, Dinnerstone’s, the Conservative Club and so many more have gone to town with decorations and raising funds with raffles and pink themed events.”

A Health and Wellbeing Event at Uppermill Civic Hall will take place tomorrow (Friday 4th October).

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