The Spinnaker Tower, HMS Victory and HMS Warrior were just some of the sites glowing pink on Wednesday evening

A host of maritime landmarks in Portsmouth were

lit up in pink on Wednesday evening in support of breast cancer charity The


Spinnaker Tower, HMS Victory and HMS

Warrior were just some of the places glowing pink as part of the event

organised by the breast cancer support centre.

The event’s aim was to highlight the fact

that a new support centre will be opening in nearby Titchfield next year, in

addition to the three centres already placed across the UK.

It was the first time in its history that

HMS Victory changed colour, boasting a rosy hue for the national charity.

The Haven’s community fundraiser Heidi

Rehman said: “Seeing Portsmouth harbour lit up pink by the iconic HMS Victory,

HMS Warrior and Spinnaker Tower specifically for The Haven in Wessex was just

fantastic, and the support from business and individuals throughout the city

for our ‘Pompey in the Pink’ campaign has been truly astonishing.

“No one should have to face breast cancer

alone, and as someone who has experienced it twice, I personally know the

different that emotional and physical support can make.”

The event comes during Breast Cancer

Awareness Month taking place throughout October.

All funds raised for The Haven in Wessex

appeal will benefit the refurbishment of the recently purchased grade II listed

building and support it’s first two year’s running costs.

HMS Victory image credit: @madvixen1983