BUSINESSES up and down the high street helped to ‘Paint Uppermill Pink’ for a week to raise funds and awareness for Prevent Breast Cancer.
The charity, which is the only one in the UK entirely dedicated to the prediction and prevention of breast cancer, ran the campaign at the start of breast cancer awareness month in October.
So from Monday, September 30 to Sunday, October 6, shops throughout Uppermill transformed their windows with pink displays or ran pink themed raffles or refreshments, with donations going to the charity.
Kate Wrigley and Linda Gunner, ambassadors for the charity which is based at The Nightingale Centre in Wythenshawe, are behind the project.
Kate explained: “We are hoping to the raise the profile of the charity in the area along with fundraising and raising awareness.
“We’ve done the same thing in other areas such as Macclesfield and Hale and that was very successful. We thought Uppermill seems the perfect place to turn pink next and could make the high street look fantastic!
“We’ve had four friends who have been a fantastic help going up and down the high street with us and asking businesses to get involved – and the response has been great.
“They have all been really supportive and most are doing some sort of offer or dressing up their window displays in pink for the week.”