Welwyn Garden City fountain turned pink in support of breast cancer awareness month

PUBLISHED: 15:54 02 October 2017

The Mayor and Roche general manager with Roche employees by the fountain,

The Mayor and Roche general manager with Roche employees by the fountain,


Welwyn Garden City’s Coronation Fountain was turned pink today in support of the ongoing fight against breast cancer.

Welwyn Garden City's fountain turned pink.Welwyn Garden City's fountain turned pink.

Welwyn Hatfield Council once again partnered locally-based pharmaceuticals company Roche UK to colour the Parkway fountain for the month of October.

The borough’s mayor Cllr Lynne Sparks said: “I’m so pleased that we are continuing our long-running partnership with Roche UK to raise awareness about breast cancer in this way.

“The fountain looks very striking, and it’s good that this colourful symbol lasts not just a few days but the whole of the month.”

Mayor Lynne Sparks and Richard Erwin.Mayor Lynne Sparks and Richard Erwin.

Richard Erwin, Roche general manager, said: “This year is the 25th anniversary of the Pink Ribbon, which has now become the international symbol of breast cancer awareness.

“To commemorate this and in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re proud and delighted to be working with Welwyn Hatfield Council for the 13th year running to turn the fountain in Welwyn Garden City pink.

“Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women worldwide which is why raising awareness about it is critical.”

The fountain will remain pink until October 31.

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