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‘Wear it Purple’ Day

Since purple has become our new favourite colour, we decided to run a charity event called ‘Wear it Purple’!

Since purple has become our new favourite colour, we decided to run a charity event called ‘Wear it Purple’!This event was a twist on the popular ‘Wear it Pink’ event, which raises money towards ground-breaking research into breast cancer.

Despite recent advances, breast cancer is still the most common cancer. Every year it claims the lives of 12,000 women and another 50,000 are diagnosed.  This cause is particularly close to our hearts, as a long-serving colleague at Eakins is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer.  We wish her all the best for the rest of her treatment and a quick recovery.

This year everyone made an extra special effort to make money for this worthwhile cause.  Hours were spent baking cakes and buns; these were then sold during coffee breaks this week.  Around £300 was raised.  This amount was matched by the company, bringing the grand total to over £600.

This event coincided with our Financial Controller turning 50!  Barbara-Ann was presented with some purple accessories, to match her already very purple outfit, and a book advising her on ‘life after 50!’  Happy birthday Barbara-Ann!