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