Portsmouth landmarks to turn pink for breast cancer awareness

HMS Victory is among the Portsmouth landmarks to be illuminated in pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month
HMS Victory is among the Portsmouth landmarks to be illuminated in pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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A NUMBER of key attractions in Portsmouth are going to be turning pink to show their support for a cancer charity.

HMS Warrior and the Spinnaker Tower are two of many city landmarks which have signed up to the Pompey in Pink campaign, organised by The Haven.

The breast cancer support centre has been asking businesses in the city to take part in Pink Day as October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The day will also highlight The Haven’s new centre which is set to open in Titchfield.

On October 15, the Spinnaker Tower will be lit pink and HMS Warrior will have pink strobe lighting. Operating engineers on HMS Victory will be wearing pink and the park and ride building will also adopt the bright colour. Portsmouth Cathedral, the Albert Road Traders Association and the New Theatre Royal will also be taking part.

Heidi Rehman, The Haven in Wessex community fundraiser, said: ‘I am thrilled that so many of Portsmouth’s iconic landmarks have decided to support The Haven in Wessex by turning their lights pink.

‘I can’t think of a better way to let the people of the south know that The Haven in Wessex will soon be open and raise awareness of how we will be able to help breast cancer sufferers in our region.

‘Although we are unable to change someone’s diagnosis, we will be able to help improve the lives of anyone affected by breast cancer by offering complementary therapies – including acupuncture, nutritional, financial and emotional counselling – free of charge, and personalised to their side effects and needs.

‘I want the people affected by breast cancer to feel ownership of The Haven in Wessex.’

Currently, The Haven has a centre in London which people have to travel to. But they are opening The Haven in Wessex, in The Square, in Titchfield.