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Town traders urged to 'wear it pink'

A Shrewsbury fund raising group is hoping to 'paint the town pink' next month as part of a national campaign. The Shrewsbury Breast Cancer Now group is urging as many people as possible to wear pink clothes on 23rd October.

Tina Boyle, a member of the fund-raising group, said that the day would be an opportunity for the town to have a little fun.

"We would love all Shrewsbury's retailers to join in with the 'Wear it Pink' day so that we raise awareness of our campaign to make breast cancer a thing of the past," she said.

"It is a chance to be a little bit silly by paying to wear a pink outfit or just holding a cake stall or raffle. Anything people can do to raise money for the charity will be great."

Tina has already encouraged shops, including Acoustic Boutique and Fat Face in Shrewsbury's Square, to take part.

David Whittaker of Acoustic Boutique, who specialise in sound systems, said that the store was happy to participate.

He commented: "It is such a great cause we wanted to be involved and will definitely be wearing pink clothes on October 23. It would be wonderful to see the whole of The Square painted pink!"

Tina Boyle added that she was now looking for others in Shrewsbury to join them in helping to making breast cancer a thing of the past.

"By 2050 Breast Cancer Now want to make sure that no-one else dies from this dreadful disease," she said.

The Shrewsbury support group was created eight years ago with the aim of fundraising on behalf of Breakthrough Breast Cancer and subsequently Breast Cancer Now.

Members organise regular fundraising events, including fun rides and walks and charity stalls.