Penwortham to think pink again after campaign’s success

Pink prize: Coun David Howarth hands over a prize to Fleur Boutique
Pink prize: Coun David Howarth hands over a prize to Fleur Boutique
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Penwortham will in the pink again next year after a charity campaign was held a huge success.

Organisers of Penwortham in Pink say they want to make it an annual event after the week-long celebration, aimed at raising awareness of breast cancer and cash for charity Breast Cancer Now.

I feel very humbled, very tired and very overwhelmed

Displays of pink items decked out the windows of shops and businesses which rallied behind the cause.

Linda Baldwin at the Pink Champaigners Group said: “I feel very humbled, very tired and very overwhelmed.

“Up to yesterday we had raised £3,500 through ticket sales, the shops entering the competition and people donating.

“We’ve got even more coming from the car garage and estate agent.

“So much has been going on in the shops, ladies walking around selling roses, cake sales, the community support has been wonderful.

“Penwortham Town Council can’t believe it.”

“It’s going to become an annual thing, but next year we’re going to look at doing other things too.

“We are keen to get more residents involved, so we’re playing around with the idea of having a best dressed street competition.

“We’ll still have the windows, but let’s turn more houses pink!”

Awards were handed out for the best displays with Gymophobics winning the People’s Choice prize.

Fleur Boutique on Kingsfold scooped an accolade from the town council, and Pristine Car Wash won a Proudest Pinkest People award, voted for by Citybeat listeners.

The car wash staff had to recreate their display of pink underwear after a thief stole the items.