Welwyn Garden City fountain turns pink in battle against breast cancer for twelfth year

PUBLISHED: 11:12 03 October 2016 | UPDATED: 11:17 03 October 2016

Roche UK employees Elisabetta Monopoli, James Woodhouse, Hollie Madgwick, general manager Richard Erwin, mayor of Welwyn Hatfield Pat Mabbott, mayor's consort Alan Franey, Kristen Broome, Iain Morgan, Julie Catlin-Hearne and Lindsey Day in front of the pink fountain.

Roche UK employees Elisabetta Monopoli, James Woodhouse, Hollie Madgwick, general manager Richard Erwin, mayor of Welwyn Hatfield Pat Mabbott, mayor's consort Alan Franey, Kristen Broome, Iain Morgan, Julie Catlin-Hearne and Lindsey Day in front of the pink fountain.

Danny Loo Photography 2016

Welwyn Garden City's Coronation Fountain has been turned pink this morning to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Today at 10am, the fountain was dyed pink and the act is supported by Welwyn Garden City based Roche Products Ltd and Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council.

It is the twelfth year in a row that the fountain has been dyed to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which aims to bring breast cancer to the forefront of people’s minds and to the top of the health agenda in the UK.

Welwyn Hatfield mayor, councillor Patricia Mabbott, said: “For a twelfth consecutive year, we stand shoulder to shoulder with those affected by breast cancer.

“We are dyeing the fountain pink for the whole of October to let people know that we support them.

“Breast Cancer Awareness Month is all about educating everyone, women and men, to spot the early signs of breast cancer.

“We want Welwyn Hatfield residents to be strong and healthy and to tackle breast cancer together.”

Richard Erwin, general manager of Roche UK said: “Roche and Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council have partnered together for the last 12 years to turn the Coronation Fountain pink to mark Breast Cancer Awareness month.

“It has become a tradition, marking the importance of generating awareness of breast cancer, and acting as a visible symbol of hope as well as celebrating the increasing numbers of women surviving the disease.”

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