Belfast Castle will be ‘in the pink’ for breast cancer awareness this week in aid of Breast Cancer Campaign’s ‘Wear it Pink’ fundraising event on Friday.
The castle will be lit with special LED lights to give it a pink hue tomorrow night (23 October) to raise awareness of Friday’s fundraising event and encourage more people to ‘Wear it Pink’.
Chairman of Belfast City Council’s Parks and Leisure Committee, Councillor Gareth McKee, said: “We are sure this will be a memorable sight, particularly for drivers travelling along the M2 motorway who may wonder what is going on at Belfast Castle.
“We are delighted to support this national campaign aimed at raising awareness and funds for research into a disease which touches many lives.
“Money raised by Breast Cancer Campaign supports research across the UK, including at Queen’s University, so by supporting it we are supporting work which has a direct impact on lives in Northern Ireland.”
To encourage donations Belfast Castle is running a special promotion on Friday, 25 October when a pink-themed menu of pink champagne and cakes will be on offer.
In addition it will be running a raffle to win a ‘meal for two’ with proceeds going to Breast Cancer Campaign.
Operations Manager at Belfast Castle, Sinead Toal, said: “Everyone has really thrown themselves behind the campaign and lighting up the building will only be part of what is going on.
“We aim to make Friday a fun day, and are calling on everyone to ‘get in the pink’. There will be collections boxes for the charity around on the day and we hope the raffle will also encourage people to donate for such a worthwhile cause.”