A WOMAN has had her hair dyed pink in memory of a friend who lost her battle with breast cancer.
Elizabeth Fallon, 38, from Gosport, became known around the world for her badge campaign, which she started in a bid to inspire others to fight cancer, and to raise money for the Harbour Cancer Centre in Gosport.
But Elizabeth sadly died last month, and hundreds of people turned up to her funeral.
Now, Leanne Plews, 38, from Jessie Road in Gosport, has dyed her hair pink in honour of Liz, who she was friends with all through her school life.
‘It’s about raising money in memory of Liz,’ she said.
‘She didn’t think about herself, she thought of others even though she was suffering. She worked to try to raise awareness and raise money for the charity.
‘She has inspired a lot of people. She inspired me to give up smoking. She inspired me to give blood.
‘My whole family just want to get out there and fundraise.’
Leanne organised a ‘Pink Day’ at St Vincent College in Gosport, where she is studying hairdressing. People dressed in pink and shook buckets to collect money for the charity.
Leanne has also signed up to do the Race for Life and the Moonlit Memories Walk this year, all in memory of Liz.
‘It’s been amazing and it will be great to keep her memory going and fundraise for her charity,’ she added.
It’s not yet known how much was raised, but the money will be donated to the Harbour Cancer Centre.