Fountain to turn pink again for Breast Cancer Awareness Month after Simon Pegg film shoot

PUBLISHED: 16:55 09 October 2012 | UPDATED: 18:10 09 October 2012

Coronation Fountain in WGC is turned pink for Breast Cancer awareness

Coronation Fountain in WGC is turned pink for Breast Cancer awareness


WELWYN Garden City’s iconic Coronation Fountain will soon be spouting pink water again, following completion of scenes for new Simon Pegg movie The World’s End.

The fountain in Parkway was originally dyed pink by Welwyn Hatfield Council and pharmaceutical firm Roche on October 1, to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

But with film crews currently shooting scenes for the third instalment of Pegg and director Edgar Wright’s Blood and Ice Cream trilogy in the town centre, the fountain was reverted back to clear water to accommodate the filmmakers.

Once shooting by the fountain wraps next Tuesday, October 16, the water will be turned pink again for the rest of the month.

While the council and Roche were happy to oblige with the film crew’s request, the production company behind the movie reciprocated by making a donation to the Breast Cancer Campaign.

Roche managing director John Melville said: “Breast Cancer Awareness Month is key in reminding people about the risks of cancer, but also about the hope and support that is available.”

It is the eighth year in a row the Coronation Fountain has been dyed pink in support of the campaign.

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