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Fundraisers get in the pink to beat cancer
5:36pm Friday 25th October 2013 in News
A SEA of pink spread across the county as businesses raised money for Wear It Pink day.
The annual fundraiser for Breast Cancer Campaign encourages people to do something different to support the cause.
Across Dorset people baked cakes, donned pink clothes and wigs, raffled off items and even put their feet in baked beans to raise money for the good cause.
Five members of staff at The Edge Creative Hair Design in Dorchester got into the pink spirit by dressing up and fundraising all day.
It is the seventh year that the stylists have put on a pink day and have raised more than £500 for charity.
Stylist Katie Fearnley said: “It’s nice for us all to do something together to raise money for such a good cause.”
More than 100 staff donned pink hair nets at the House of Chocolate in Poundbury for the Wear it Pink day.
As well as all the staff wearing pink they also handcrafted a giant cholcolate santa weighing four kilos out of raspberry chocolate.
This is being raffled for the next five days in the factory shop in Poundbury for customers and staff.
Natalie Dimmock, of House of Dorchester, said: “It was exciting to see everyone in the factory with pink on and we hope the day manages to raise lots of money for such a great charity.”
Pink cakes, leg waxing and a baked bean challenge were all for a good cause at a Littlemoor hair studio.
Stylists at Elegance hair studio in Littlemoor Road made handmade pink cakes featuring butterflies and love hearts to sell to their clients for Wear it Pink day.
Manager Sonia Fraga wore a pink tutu and staff dressed up and held a raffle to raise more than £200 for the cause.
Brave client Tom Alison even had his legs and underarms waxed for the cause. The staff took up the baked bean challenge where they had to poured baked beans into washing up bowls and everyone had to sink their feet into the bowls of beans and sit there for half an hour.
Junior stylist Angie Cain, 18, said the baked bean challenge had been a ‘weird’ experience.
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