Holme Valley traders decked out in pink for breast cancer awareness month
Oct 9 2010 by Nick Lavigueur, Hudd Sat
SHOPKEEPERS are decking their windows out in pink to boost a cancer charity.
Members of the Holme Valley Business Association in Holmfirth and Honley will dress up their stores as they join in national breast cancer awareness month.
Holmfirth trader Andrew Bray, said: “It’s not just about raising money, it’s about raising awareness of cancer as people can be cured if they catch it early enough.
“The schools are really getting involved which is amazing as when we were young it was a really taboo subject.
“We are whole-heartedly supporting the cause, I personally know someone with breast cancer.
“And, I’ve learned a lot about it, so I’m only too pleased to get involved.”
Elizabeth Wood from Gert’s Florist in Honley said they were also organising a charity ball with a raffle and an auction.
She added: “You don’t have to wear pink, but if you have some on that would be good.
“It’s pink October and all the money raised will go to cancer research.”
Tickets for the charity ball on October 16 at the North Light Gallery, Armitage Bridge, are available from Gert’s Florist and Honley Post Office.