Eilidh backing ‘Wear it Pink’ for October campaign

Eilidh Whiteford MSP with Kevin Innes and his pink tractor at this year's Cruden Bay Gala.
Eilidh Whiteford MSP with Kevin Innes and his pink tractor at this year's Cruden Bay Gala.

Banff & Buchan MP Eilidh Whiteford is backing cancer charity Breast Cancer Now’s ‘Wear it Pink’ campaign, which raises awareness of breast cancer and also raises around two million pounds every year that funds world-class breast cancer research across the UK and Ireland.

Dr Whiteford took part in an awareness raising event in Westminster ahead of Breast Cancer Awareness month, which takes place in October, with the highlight being ‘Wear it Pink’ Day on Friday, October 21.

However, the MP claims that by far the most eye-catching ‘Wear It Pink’-themed event was when local man Kevin Innes took his vintage Ferguson tractor which he had painted pink, complete with Breast cancer ribbon, to Cruden Bay Gala earlier this month.

She said: “There will be many folk around the North-east who will be taking part in ‘Wear it Pink’ events in schools, in workplaces and with friends.

“I was delighted to meet up with Kevin Innes and his little grey Fergie at Cruden Bay Gala, which he has recoloured pink to raise awareness of breast cancer.

“It was a very novel way to support the charity campaign.”

More information on the ‘Wear it Pink’ campaign can be found at wearitpink.org