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27/10/2014

McGee employees Wear it Pink for Breast Cancer Campaign

Involving more than 200 employees and sub-contractors, McGee has raised £713.59 for Breast Cancer Campaign by taking part in the UK’s largest fundraiser, Wear it Pink.  

Leading medical research charity, Breast Cancer Campaign’s annual Wear it Pink day calls for supporters to wear something pink at work, at home or at school and to donate to fund life-saving research.

Over the past week, McGee’s Caddington golf course re-development team, along with many site project teams across London, have been getting involved by wearing pink PPE for the day.  From 45 Cannon Street, One Nine Elms, The King’s Chapel and The Sloane Building to McGee’s demolition project at Mercers’ Yard in the heart of Covent Garden – all staff and sub-contractors helped extend a cascade of pink across London.

The site team at Mercers’ Yard were particularly pleased at being joined for their group photo by the girls from the neighbouring Pineapple Dance Studios.  The team even got into the spirit of the occasion by showing their jazz hands for the photo opportunity.  The splits and tilts were left to the experts though!

In the main offices in Wembley and Huddersfield, staff also wore items of stylish pink clothing and generously donated homemade cakes for a big pink bake off.

The aim was to raise funds and awareness for Breast Cancer Campaign, helping the charity to improve diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cures.

Emma Attwood, Marketing & Communications Manager, co-ordinated McGee’s Wear it Pink fundraising activities.  She said: “Everyone has been looking forward to taking part in Wear it Pink this year to support Breast Cancer Campaign’s vital research.  By wearing pink and donating £2.00, some people kindly donating a lot more, and bringing in some fabulous cakes to sell, McGee staff have helped to make a difference to the charity to fund vital breast cancer research.  The support from everyone to help make this fundraising event a success has truly been overwhelming.”

Now in its 13th year, Breast Cancer Campaign’s Wear it Pink raises over £2 million every year for world-class breast cancer research that saves and improves lives, giving women quicker diagnosis and more effective treatments. Every year 50,000 mothers, daughters, sisters and wives will be newly diagnosed with breast cancer and 12,000 women still die, with millions continuing to live with its long term impact.

Ellie Adam, Wear it Pink Project Manager at Breast Cancer Campaign, said: “Each year we are overwhelmed by the huge numbers of people wearing it pink. It’s people like staff at McGee that make this event a success.”

For more information about Breast Cancer Campaign and Wear it Pink, please visit: www.breastcancercampaign.org/

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