Care Home Residents Wear It Pink For Breast Cancer Support

Residents and staff turned their Dorset care home bright pink for the day to help fight breast cancer.

The Wear it Pink fun at Colten Care’s Avon Cliff home in Bournemouth featured games, music, dancing and homemade cupcakes as well as lots of dressing up.

A general knowledge quiz highlighted pink in sport, geography, nature, music and food, and a photo sweepstake invited participants to guess the number of flamingos on view. Winners won bottles of pink fizz.

The day was in aid of the charity Breast Cancer Now which funds life-changing support for cancer sufferers and research into new ways to help prevent, detect and treat the disease.

Avon Cliff resident Shirley Wilson said: “We had a day full of great fun and played lots of games, all in aid of such a worthy cause.”

Home Manager Claire Jackson said: “We did a similar day last year and it was so popular we thought we’d do it again. It was a great excuse to dress up. There were some wonderful outfits and smiles all round.”

More than £100 was raised on the day.

Staff and residents at another Colten Care home, Woodpeckers in Brockenhurst, Hampshire, also took part in Wear it Pink day with their own activities.

Breast Cancer Now has an ambition that by 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will live, and be supported to live well.