Pink Is The New Black

Jack Simpson

Head of Marketing and Communications

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In support of the Breast Cancer Campaign, Web Applications UK wore pink for the day on Friday 26th October. By donating £2 to the charity,  Webbies could wear any item of pink clothing for the day to raise awareness for breast cancer research. As a member of our pink team, Ivana was appointed Captain Pink, allowing her to organise fundraising activities including ‘guess the superhero’ and a game of Jenga!

Throughout the day we held a competition for the best dressed, with the prize being a large tin of chocolates! Everyone looked great in their pink attire but there were three people who took it to the next level. I had the pleasure of sitting next to Natalie for the day who was sporting a bright pink (with added leopard print) onesie! Ian Munro also embraced the occasion by wearing a pink tutu accessorised with a long pink wig – he definitely looked the part! But the winner of the competition was Chris Haslam, who appeared to be wearing little pink, until he pulled his hands from under the table and revealed his pink sparkly nails! I was more than impressed at the neatness and that he added a glittery top coat – meaning he definitely won the prize.

As you may already know, us Webbies jump at the chance to bake and more importantly eat cake so wear it pink day was an opportunity not to be missed! A handful of people brought in a variety of pink cakes and biscuits for our cake sale with all of the proceeds going to charity. With this being my first charity event at Web Applications UK, I decided to bake some cupcakes for the day. They seemed to go down well but were put to shame by Viv’s amazing superhero cake and Nikki’s delicious liquorice allsorts cake – I will definitely have to up my game next time!

Donations are still coming in but so far we have raised over £175 for the charity. We had an excellent day and are already gearing up for our next events; Movember and Children in Need!

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