Gosport MP shows support for breast cancer campaign

Caroline Dinenage
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A local MP is supporting a breast cancer awareness campaign by wearing pink in Westminister.

Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage has joined her colleagues to help the Wear It Pink campaign in October.

She is encouraging her constituents to take part in the fundraiser, Wear It Pink, on Friday, October 21, to help beat the illness.

Ms Dinenage said: ‘About 50,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the UK, and sadly around 11,500 women and 80 men will lose their lives to the disease.

‘Together, we must put a stop to this, and in Wear it Pink there is a fun and simple way for everyone to get involved.

‘I’m very proud to help promote this campaign and I hope the local community will join me in pink on Friday, October 21 and show their support for Breast Cancer Now.’

Baroness Delyth Morgan, chief executive at Breast Cancer Now, said: ‘It’s wonderful to see so much parliamentary support for Wear It Pink.

‘Far too many women are still losing their lives to this dreadful disease. We will all be standing together, with colleagues and friends, to stop breast cancer taking the lives of the people we love – and we hope you’ll join us.’

Wear it Pink raises almost £2m each year for research into breast cancer.

Anyone can take part, whether at work, at home or at school and all donations are welcome.