College students Wear it Pink for cancer charity

Brechin student Owen Scorgie embrace the pink theme with Tatiana Zorina.
Brechin student Owen Scorgie embrace the pink theme with Tatiana Zorina.

There was more than a hint of pink at D&A College’s Arbroath Campus last Wednesday in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.

Staff and students showed their charitable side as they added their support to Breast Cancer Awareness’ Wear it Pink campaign.

Since its launch in 2001, the Wear it Pink campaign has raised about £2 million each year to help research into this combating this disease.

This year D&A College once again supported the cause by holding a tea party from 12 noon to 2 p.m., with staff and students sporting pink ear-muffs.

Various organisations attended with stalls and information stands to help complete atmosphere, among them: NHS, Angus Mental Health Association, Breast Cancer Awareness, and Relay For Life.

A college spokesperson said: “And in a unique show of support, in more ways than one, there was a collection of unwanted bras to send to the women of Senegal who cannot afford such basics.”

Tatiana Zorina, of D&A learner engagement team, explained: “Wear it Pink Day is about raising awareness of breast cancer, and helps encourage our students to take a proactive role in managing their own health.

“It is also about stimulating our students to become effective contributors to society.

“Donating a bra is a small task; but for every tonne of bras recycled, £1,000 supports further research into breast cancer.”