Paul Masterton MP for East Renfrewshire added a splash of pink to his usual attire to support Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink fundraiser, which will take place on Friday 19 October to raise money for vital breast cancer research.
Paul was joined by over 200 other parliamentarians in Westminster earlier this month, all encouraging people across the UK to take part on wear it pink day and raise money for Breast Cancer Now.
The East Renfrewshire MP is calling for his constituents to join him, as well as thousands of others across the UK to sign up and take part in wear it pink which takes place during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to date has raised over £31million towards Breast Cancer Now’s important work.
Joining the politicians at Westminster was Donna Fraser, four-time Olympian for Great Britain. Donna, 45, retired from participating in professional athletics after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2009, aged just 36.
Paul Masterton, East Renfrewshire MP said:
“Breast cancer is still the most common form of cancer in the UK. Each year around 11,500 women and 80 men lose their lives to the disease. That’s why I’m so passionate about encouraging everyone in East Renfrewshire to take part in wear it pink day on Friday 19 October. “
Baroness Delyth Morgan, Chief Executive at Breast Cancer Now, said:
“We are really grateful for the enthusiasm and support shown by the MPs at Westminster. Everyone looked fabulous in their pink accessories and showed just how easy it is to add a touch of pink to your everyday outfit. We hope that by wearing pink, Paul will encourage his constituents in East Renfrewshire to get involved and fundraise in their homes, schools or workplaces, and help us to continue to fund world-class research into this devastating disease.”