A cancer support group went pink in aid of breast cancer at a fundraising party.

The C’Siders hosted a Big Pink party in the Wyke Smugglers, Weymouth, to raise funds the charity Breast Cancer Care to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month which ran throughout October.

In Dorset alone, there are 427 people diagnosed with breast cancer every year which leads to an average of 98 deaths in the county each year.

C’Siders is a support group for anyone affected by the cancer in the Weymouth and Portland area who wish to share their experiences with others in a similar situation.

Group chairman Pete Meacham said: "We had great fun at our Big Pink evening, raising £85 in the process. With around 62,000 people diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the UK, we find that many of our members have breast cancer or have had it in the past."

C’Siders meet on the first and third Monday of the month at the Wyke Smugglers.

Meetings provide an opportunity for people to chat and ask any questions they may and listen to presentations on topics designed to benefit the group.

Activities and outings are also arranged for the group the group to attend.

Cancer patients, carers and family members are most welcome.

For more information or to join C’Siders email csiders@btinternet.com