£2 pays for a headscarf set, helping to boost the confidence of a woman who has lost her hair as a result of her breast cancer treatment.
£52 pays for a personal appointment with our HeadStrong service to help women cope with the distress of hair loss from cancer treatment.
£132 pays to connect someone going through breast cancer with a trained volunteer who has had a similar experience to them and can provide one-to-one support and reassurance.
What we do
Turn your Friday pink this October and face breast cancer together!
Dress pink, eat pink, party pink, work pink – join the thousands of people who will come together to raise money for Breast Cancer Care this October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Last year Pink Fridays raised over £400,000 to help us be there for women living with, through and beyond breast cancer. This year, we want October to be bigger and pinker than ever. Please join us!
It’s not too early to get involved
The early bird catches the worm! All you need to do is sign up today and we’ll send you a shiny new Pink Fridays kit in autumn, packed full of free goodies and inspiration to help you with turn your Friday pink in style. They are set to go fast so register now!
What does my pink money pay for?
We are the only UK-wide support charity helping the thousands of people waking up to the harsh reality of breast cancer every day. Our specialist nurses, local services and emotional support network mean there’s always someone to turn to who will listen and respond.
There are many ways to face breast cancer – your Pink Friday will help someone find theirs.
Dressing in pink is the easiest way to raise money for Breast Cancer Care.
All you need to do is wear a touch of pink to work or to school and ask everyone for a donation of £2.
If pink’s your thing, why not go the whole hog and with pink fancy dress? Dressing in pink is such an easy way to liven up your Friday at work or school and show your support.
Need a pink outfit? Pop into Dorothy Perkins, our official retail clothing partner for Pink Fridays during October when they are holding their own Pink Fridays events in-store.
Gillian Thomson's Pink Friday, Erskine
35 women dressed in pink squeezed into Gillian’s house for her Pink Friday! They came not only to raise money for a great cause, but also to celebrate with her. Gillian was diagnosed with breast cancer aged 37. The party gave me closure on an 'eventful ' year and also gave me an opportunity to thank my amazing friends, family, neighbours and workmates for all their support over the past 12 months.
For your Pink Friday why not do some baking for your colleagues - a lovely addition to your afternoon tea break.
Or serve up some pink food for friends and family to enjoy. Don’t forget to ask for a donation.
- Ask everyone to make a donation to have tea and biscuits served by the boss.
- Fill a jar with sweets and play ‘guess the amounts of sweets’ in the jar. Get everyone to donate to enter. The person with the closest guess can keep the sweets!
- Hold a bake-off to see who the best baker is and then sell or raffle the treats.
- Add to your cake sale by asking your crafty friends to donate some handmade creations to sell alongside the cakes.
Judy Lyon's Pink Friday, Lincolnshire
Judy held a Pink Sunday Tea Party. All her friends joined in wearing pink; one came in her pink pyjamas and dressing gown! They also had several games to raise further money such as guess how many petals on the flowers (which were pink of course), a pink quiz and a pink raffle.
Throw a Pink Fridays party - a great excuse to get your friends together for some fun and raise money for a good cause.
You can hold it anywhere: at home, in your local community centre or even down the pub. Ask everyone who attends to make a donation and get partying!
- Hold a raffle or tombola. Ask local businesses or guests to donate prizes and charge £1 for a ticket.
- Hold a karaoke competition or dance off? Contests are a great way to raise extra cash at your party. Charge £2 to take part and offer a prize to the winner.
- Invite your friends over for a game of bingo, the proceeds going to Breast Cancer Care.
- Get your girlfriends round for a pink pamper evening. Paint your nails pink and indulge in a pampering session in your living room.
Jane O'Neill's Pink Friday, Merseyside
Jane had her annual ‘Tickled Pink’ girly party, she thought it would be a good opportunity for her friends to get together, have some fun and at the same time raise money for a charity that affects so many women.
They were all surprised at the amount raised in one night by friends just having a good time together and are keen to do it all again.
Ditch your uniforms or suits and have a ‘Dress Pink’ day at work. Does your organisation have some budding bakers?
Then why not have a bake -off or cake sale? Perhaps enjoy a Friday get together with pink food and drinks and finish with a quiz night.
Try to get your whole office involved and use the posters in your pack to let everyone know about the event.
- Ask your boss to wear a pink apron and be on tea-making duty for the day.
- Photograph your colleagues in pink disguises and then get everyone to guess who they are. Pay £2 to enter and the winner gets a prize.
- Have a ‘pink up your desk’ competition. Compete as individuals or as teams. Pay to enter and the best wins a prize.
- Order some pink ribbon pin badges and sell them to staff
Alison Reed's Pink Friday, Birmingham
We held a Pink Friday at Serco Occupational Health. Everyone was invited to wear something Pink. It was £1 to wear pink and £2 to not wear pink!! We also held a tombola on the day which proved to be a great success. Everyone donated prizes and great fun was had on the day.
After your event
Thank you for having a Pink Friday
We really appreciate all the hard work and support you, your friends and colleagues give us.
When we receive your money online or by cheque we will send you a thank you letter and personalised certificate stating the amount you raised.
Please let us know if you don’t receive an acknowledgement after a few weeks of paying your money in.
How to send in your money
You can pay your money in quickly and easily online by clicking the button below.
If you prefer, you can send us a cheque made payable to Breast Cancer Care, together with a completed money return form (available in our resources section), to:
Breast Cancer Care
How did your event go?
We’d love to hear all about your Pink Friday, so please send your stories and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org – we might even post them on our website!