Insurance giant boosts cancer research

AXA Insurance staff turned a shade of pink today to raise money for breast cancer research.It was Think Pink Day at the company's Civic Drive offices in Ipswich and staff gave donations to come to work in various shades of pink as part of Cancer Research UK's All Join Together campaign.

AXA Insurance staff turned a shade of pink today to raise money for breast cancer research.

It was Think Pink Day at the company's Civic Drive offices in Ipswich and staff gave donations to come to work in various shades of pink as part of Cancer Research UK's All Join Together campaign.

Some dressed in just a hint of pink while others decked themselves out from top to toe in crimson.

One member of staff took the day a step further by offering to have his beard shaved off in the name of charity.

IT consultant Mark Forster took the brave step despite having had the beard for the last 20 years.

Maria Staff, the company's community leader, said: “Everyone at AXA is really keen to support Cancer Research UK because we all know someone who has been affected by breast cancer.

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“Backing the Think Pink campaign is an important part of AXA's community programme and something we throw a lot of energy into every year. It's a great way to have fun and help a really important cause.”

Staff will be raising money all week for Cancer Research UK with activities including a cake sale, a special menu in the canteen, a quiz and games of tiddly winks.

Meanwhile Women from across Suffolk are preparing to show their support for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by taking part in a Gifted and Gorgeous Evening at St Nicholas Centre in Cutler Street, Ipswich tomorrow.

The event, which will raise money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer, has been organised by Suffolk Business Women in association with Suffolk Chamber of Commerce.

It will feature a catwalk show featuring clothes from Coes, the Gorgeous Club, Merchants of India and Beautiful Designs.

For more details contact Deborah Watson on 01473 226515.

Weblink: www.cancerresearchuk.org

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