Help Turn Fulham Pink!

Local businesses urged to support The Haven breast cancer charity

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Fulham is turning pink in October!

The Haven, Fulham's specialist breast cancer support centre is urging local businesses and shops to support Fulham in the Pink a day of fun and activity aimed at helping raise awareness and funds for the charity during October, Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Local businesses will be decorating their windows, staff will be dressing up, pink parties are to be organised in bars and pubs and there will be pink cakes, cocktails and smoothies all created for the day in the name of PINK!

Local businesses already involved in Fulham in the Pink include David Lloyd, Snaffles Cakes and Treats, Emma Bridgewater, Metro Bank, Fulham Broadway Bar and Grill, Wetherspoons, Joy, John Lewis of Hungerford, Havana, Durell Arms, Brogan’s Irish Bar, The Pelican, Chateau 6, Vagabond Wines, The Malt House, Moosh and The Wheatsheaf.

The Haven plans to turn Fulham Road pink, quite literally on Friday 28 October, with 500 pink balloons running from The Broadway to The Haven on Effie Road.

The Haven says: " We have been overwhelmed by the Fulham community's generosity and support and we can't wait to turn Fulham pink and create a buzz around The Haven and local businesses. We hope this event will put a spotlight on Fulham and the amazing community spirit here."

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In particular, Fulham in the Pink is grateful for the amazing support of Nicki Burgess, Fulham Town Centre Manager and the generosity of Gary Blackledge at the Fulham Broadway, Andy Balasteni of the Oyster Rooms and party shop Circus Circus.

Breast Cancer Awareness month is an annual international health campaign organised by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.

Since The Haven opened its first centre in Fulham's Effie Road the charity has helped to improve the lives of nearly 8,000 people who have been affected by breast cancer. One of Fulham’s Visitors, Marie, sums up how The Haven helped her:  " My whole life was turned upside down when I was told I had breast cancer. My biggest fear was dying and not seeing my children grow up. The counselling and complementary therapies I received at the Haven enabled me to cope with the trauma of the intensive treatment and see that there is life after breast cancer."

Nicki Burgess, Fulham Town Centre Manager is also getting behind the pink campaign: " Fulham in the Pink is a great way to support your local breast cancer centre The Haven during Breast Cancer Awareness month." she says. "I will be doing something pink and I hope you will too! Help The Haven help many more people affected by breast cancer in our community."

To find out how you can get involved in Fulham in the Pink and to obtain a pack with fundraising ideas please call 020 7384 0049 or email lois.page@thehaven.org.uk.