Dieselec Thistle raises £1,200 for wear it pink

The team has raised almost £1,200 for cancer charity, ‘wear it pink’ during the course of our month long campaign which culminated in Fantastic Friday.

DTG’s Finance Assistant, Sandra Kennedy, led the initiative on behalf of the company, organising bake sales, weekly raffles, and of course encouraging the team to wear pink!

John Kinstrie and Gordon Cumming, wearing it pink!

John Kinstrie and Gordon Cumming, wearing it pink!

Sandra said: “Cancer is something that has touched most of our lives through a family member or close friend. Our whole staff team wholeheartedly embraced this campaign and we are delighted to be able to contribute to the wear it pink cause.”

Recognition must also go to Frank Campbell, Install Engineer at DTG, who was a real linchpin in the fundraising effort. He single-handedly raised over £300 by drummed up sponsorship from his fellow colleagues and customers whilst out on site proudly wearing a bright pink hardhat for the whole month.

Frank Campbell wearing his pink hart hat for Cancer Awareness Month

Frank Campbell, Install Engineer, wearing his pink hard hat for Cancer Awareness Month

Every year, wear it pink raises around £2 million during Breast Cancer Awareness Month by asking people to wear something pink and donate whatever they can. Since the very first wear it pink event in 2002, the charity has raised over £27 million thanks to the generosity of many thousands of people taking part in approximately 7,093* schools, 39,964* workplaces and 8,256* homes and social venues.

The money raised is used to fund world-class research, by the brightest scientific minds, across the UK and Ireland. Wear it pink actively encourages collaboration and knowledge sharing, and helps scientists and clinicians kick-start innovation. Together, they’re working to discover how to prevent breast cancer, how to detect it earlier and how to treat it effectively at every stage so we can stop the disease taking lives.