December 13 2013 Latest news:
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Pink was the colour for Norwich businesses today, to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month events organised by Norfolk-based charity Keeping Abreast.
Shops around the city decorated their window displays and counters with pink banners and balloons, and some staff dressed in pink, to mark Pink Saturday and officially launch the month of activities.
Businesses which took part in Pink Saturday in the city centre included Scarlet, Vanilla, Rock Collection, Jarrolds, Love Couture, Clarins of Debenhams, The Gallery Haircutters, Zaks, Catfish, Philip Browne Menswear and The Mill Café Bar and Restaurant.
The businesses were also holding collections to raise funds to maintain the services and support Keeping Abreast offers.
Staff at the businesses were also encouraging guests to buy tickets for the Keeping Abreast two-day fashion spectacular, which is being held at Open, in bank Plain, on Wednesday, October 23 and Thursday, October 24.
The event will see 26 ladies, each with their own breast cancer journey, strutting their stuff on the catwalk, courtesy of choreography from Stephen Knights.
Keeping Abreast’s national fundraising and development manager, Victoria White, said: “October is extremely important for us as it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so we wanted to mark this with events at the start and the end of the month, as well as our regular support groups, which will be taking place at our venues across the county.”
Tickets for the fashion shows are £12.50, including a welcome drink, and there are also a limited number of VIP tickets for the Wednesday show, priced at £25. Last year the shows raised over £12,000.
For booking information, go to www.keepingabreast.org.uk