26th October




A first-year drama student at the University of Lincoln whose mum has been diagnosed with breast cancer is hoping to raise hundreds of pounds for the Breast Cancer Campaign.


With the help of the Students’ Union Franki McDade (18), has organised a ‘wear it pink’ party in the university’s Delph bar on Saturday 29th October.


Franki and her friends will also be collecting money and giving out stickers in the main atrium building on Friday to kick start the fundraising effort.


“My mum was diagnosed with breast cancer in January and is now hopefully in the final stages of her treatment. She has already had seven months of chemotherapy and has now got to undergo five weeks of radiotherapy.


“It’s been a real strain on my family as they live on the Isle of Man and my mum has to travel to England for treatment. I’ve found it hard being away from home and not being around to support her and help look after my younger brother.


“I read about the ‘wear it pink’ day and thought it would be a fun way to support the Breast Cancer Campaign. It’s not as if students need an excuse for a party! I spoke to Jackie Upton who is the Students’ Union Education and Welfare Officer and she was really keen to help me organise it.


“I’ve had alot of support from my friends at university and I’m hoping that there’ll be a good turn out on Saturday. It would be nice if people showed their support by wearing something pink even if it’s just a pink ribbon but it’s not compulsory.”


The ‘wear it pink’ party at the Delph Bar is open to NUS members only and admission is £3 before 11pm and £4 after. A percentage of the admission fee will be donated to the Breast Cancer Campaign. There will also be donation boxes on the door.


For more information contact:

Kate Strawson, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886244

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