Welwyn Garden City fountain goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
Welwyn Garden City's Coronation Fountain has been turned pink for the 14th year in a row to highlight Breast Cancer Awareness month.
The fountain was turned pink yesterday (Monday, October 1) by Welwyn Hatfield Council.
Annually the council partners with locally based pharmaceuticals company, Roche UK, to colour the fountain for the month of October in a visual gesture of support in the ongoing fight against breast cancer.
The mayor of Welwyn Hatfield, councillor Barbara Fitzsimon, said: “I’m so pleased that we are continuing our long-running partnership with Roche UK to raise awareness of breast cancer.
“The fountain looks so eye-catching and the fact that it is a real focal point in the town helps to demonstrate the importance of this issue and our support of everyone who has been affected by breast cancer in some way.”
Richard Erwin, general manager of Roche UK, said: “We’re proud and delighted to be working with Welwyn Hatfield Council once again in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
“This is the 14th year running we have turned the fountain in Welwyn Garden City pink.
“In doing so, we hope to raise further awareness about breast cancer which is the most common type of cancer in women worldwide.”
The fountain will remain pink until October 31, when the colour will be removed and it will return to being clear.