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Wear It Pink Day in the garden for breast cancer research

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The Breast Cancer Now tool set. Picture; Town & Country
The Breast Cancer Now tool set. Picture; Town & Country

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Support Breast Cancer Now’s Wear It Pink Day on Friday, October 19 by wearing your best pink gear in the garden.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with the aim of raising money for the charity’s life-saving breast research.

The fundraising day, which has raised £31.5 million since it began in 2002, asks people wear pink, and in return donate to Breast Cancer Now or raise further funds by arranging pink events.

Town & Country is encouraging gardeners to get involved with its limited-edition range designed for Breast Cancer Now.

There are bamboo gloves (small or medium, £4.99), bypass secateurs (£7.99), and a gardening pouch (£12.99) in pink and 10 per cent from the sale of each product is donated to the charity.

Most common form of cancer in the UK

Breast Cancer Now is the UK’s largest breast cancer charity with research focused solely on the disease. Nearly 400 researchers in the UK and Ireland are working on prevention, detection and treatment.

The ultimate aim is that by 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will live.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, with nearly 700,000 people experiencing a diagnosis and one in eight women will face it in their lifetime.

The UK has one of the lowest breast cancer survival rates in Western Europe and this year, about 11,500 women and 80 men will die.

For more information about Breast Cancer Now, visit www.breastcancernow.org and to find out about the products visit www.townandco.com.

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Mandy Watson is a freelance journalist and an incurable plantaholic. MandyCanUDigIt grew from the tiny seed of a Twitter account into the rainforest of information you see before you. Gardening columnist for the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail and editor of the Teesdale Mercury Magazine. Attracted by anything rebellious, exotic and nerdy, even after all these years. Passionate about northern England and gardens everywhere. Falls over a lot.

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