Students in the pink for cancer charity

Hairdressing lecturer Sophie Carlisle- Norton volunteered to dye her hair pink for Cancer Focus NIs In Pink campaign. INNT 44-837CON
Hairdressing lecturer Sophie Carlisle- Norton volunteered to dye her hair pink for Cancer Focus NIs In Pink campaign. INNT 44-837CON

Northern Regional College Newtownabbey campus turned pink on October 26 to raise awareness of breast cancer and vital money to fund local research.

Fiona McDowell, from NRC, coordinated the day of activities as part of Cancer Focus Northern Ireland’s In Pink campaign.

She said: “All of our campuses are turning pink to support this great cause. To know the money we raise will stay here in NI to help fund potentially life-saving research into the disease at Queen’s University Belfast is fantastic.”

Beauty students fundraised giving pink manicures, hospitality and catering students sold pink cakes and scones, while the Hair Department held a raffle, with one hairdressing lecturer, Sophie Carlisle-Norton volunteering to have her hair dyed pink.

Suzie Colledge, from Cancer Focus NI said: “We’re delighted NRC are supporting us again. Having their campuses on board gives a huge boost to our In Pink campaign to raise breast cancer awareness and of course much needed funds for locally-based research. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in NI – every year 1,300 are diagnosed and 300 lose their lives. It’s important for women to know about the signs and symptoms.”

If you’re worried about cancer, call the Cancer Focus NI free Nurseline on 08007833339. If you’d like to organise an In Pink event get your fundraising pack at www.cancerfocusni.org