More than �3000 raised from turning Exmouth pink

MORE than �3000 was raised from a fundraiser in which the whole of Exmouth was turned pink. Students from the community college teamed up with Cancer Research UK to arrange a number of events between October 22 and 25 last year in aid of Breast Cancer Awa

MORE than �3000 was raised from a fundraiser in which the whole of Exmouth was turned pink.

Students from the community college teamed up with Cancer Research UK to arrange a number of events between October 22 and 25 last year in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The college, shops and pubs, all took part in fundraising activities.

Brian O'Brien, one of the main organisers of Exmouth in Pink, said the sum of money was almost double what was expected to be raised before the events started.


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Mr O'Brien, speaking in a week when the donations were calculated, said: "I am delighted with the amount.

"Most of the people who took part had a great time especially when the businesses and shops got involved. It was a lot of fun and we would like to make it a regular event."

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Some of the highlights included Tony Alexander, principal of the community college, dressing up as the pink panther and an attempt from 200 students to fit into a large pair of pink pants.

Mr O' Brien said the breast cancer awareness event was important because there were around 5000 people each year who died from the condition.

He added: "By looking at the pictures (from Exmouth in Pink) and digesting them afterwards, it was only then I realised how much of a community spirit there was. The atmosphere around the town was fantastic.

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