Friday, 6 November 2009

Officers and staff tickled pink

Over £1,000 has been raised for Breast Cancer awareness by generous staff and officers from North Wales Police.

To help raise the cash for Breast Cancer Awareness Day, held last Friday, 30th October, staff throughout North Wales were encouraged to come to work wearing pink, buy home-made cakes and buy raffle tickets.

“Throughout the force people have been very generous and dug deep into their pockets for charity,” said Andy Lewis, Physical Activities Co-ordinator for North Wales Police.

“The biggest amount was collected by officers and staff at the Control Room in St Asaph, where they held a prize draw to win a week’s holiday – thanks to the amazing generosity of Pat Hobson, a member of staff who donated the holiday at her Spanish villa.

He added: “Home-baked cakes and cookies were sold and some staff even wore pink furry boots and pink day-glo socks!”

To help raise awareness of Breast Cancer, posters have been distributed to officers and staff across the force, encouraging them to look for developing signs of breast cancer and also raise awareness of the Breast Cancer Awareness charity.

Andy said: “Over a million people nationwide took part in the event last year and it’s good to know that North Wales Police have helped to contribute to this very worthwhile cause.”

Further details regarding the Wear It Pink Campaign can be accessed via their website –

Photograph: shows staff outside the Force Control Room in St Asaph.


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