Cambridge’s Corpus clock shines pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Cambridge's Corpus is bathed in a pink glow - all in the name of charity

Cambridge's Corpus is bathed in a pink glow - all in the name of charity - Credit: Archant

The Corpus Clock in Cambridge joined forces with some of the nation’s finest pieces of architecture to light up pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month’s leading fundraising campaign, wear it pink.

Tower 42 in London glows pink as part of Wear it pink

Tower 42 in London glows pink as part of Wear it pink - Credit: Archant

Month’s leading fundraising campaign, wear it pink.

The Corpus Clock was one of 19 landmarks across the UK to turn pink on Wednesday to help raise awareness of wear it pink, which raises vital funds for the UK’s largest breast cancer charity, Breast Cancer Now.

A mixture of the nation’s beautiful historic and more modern landmarks were lit up in pink throughout the evening in a bid to remind the public to support the renowned fundraiser which took place yesterday.

Other landmarks which also turned pink included London’s HMS Belfast, Trafalgar Square Fountains, Tower 42, Nottinghamshire’s Newark Castle and St Michael’s Mount to name a few.

St. Michaels Mount's pink glow could be seen for miles around on Wednesday night

St. Michaels Mount's pink glow could be seen for miles around on Wednesday night - Credit: Archant


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Wear it pink has raised £27 million since it began in 2002, with the event launching for the first time for new charity Breast Cancer Now – formed from the merger of Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Ellie Adam, wear it pink project manager, said: “This is such a special time for Breast Cancer Now and our supporters – I’m thrilled that The Corpus Clock has joined some of the UK’s most classic landmarks and stunning modern builds to launch wear it pink 2015.

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Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK - around 1,000 women will die from breast cancer this month in the UK alone.

Doctor John C Taylor, former Cambridge University student and inventor of the Corpus Chronophage clock, said: “We are delighted to be supporting this fantastic event in aid of Breast Cancer Now.

Newark Castle in Nottinghamshire

Newark Castle in Nottinghamshire - Credit: Archant

“Breast cancer is a devastating disease, and the people of Cambridge are keen to help raise as much awareness and money as possible in order to one day put a stop to it. It would be great if everyone could get behind the wear it pink campaign and text PINK to 70444 and give £3 to help support the life-saving research Breast Cancer Now is funding.”

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