Pink is the colour

PUBLISHED: 16:34 01 November 2006 | UPDATED: 21:24 29 May 2010

Michelle Ratcliffe and Sarra Martin get into the spirit of the day - Pic: Dick Harding

Michelle Ratcliffe and Sarra Martin get into the spirit of the day - Pic: Dick Harding

PINK was the colour as staff and customers at the Butchers Arms in North End raised £520 for the Breast Cancer Campaign on Thursday. Everyone drinking in the pub was asked to wear an item of pink clothing and join in the fun throughout the day. Landlord J

PINK was the colour as staff and customers at the Butchers Arms in North End raised £520 for the Breast Cancer Campaign on Thursday.

Everyone drinking in the pub was asked to wear an item of pink clothing and join in the fun throughout the day.

Landlord John Powell said: "We had a terrific time and really enjoyed ourselves. Everyone really got into the spirit of the occasion."

The day was organised by staff member Linda Wathelet who has a friend who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

She decided to do something for the Breast Cancer Campaign after overhearing a couple of women talking about the charity's awareness week in a shop in the town.

Among the money-raising ideas were a raffle with prizes donated by shops and businesses in Dunmow, and chef Mark Powell dressed up in drag with a couple of balloons down his top and charged people 50 pence a go in a 'guess the bra size'.

Pocket racing cars were sold for £1 and staff donated their tips for the day and the brewery and pub donated a bottle of pink champagne to the raffle and £100 cash to the final total.

"I would like to say a very big thank you to everyone who donated prizes to the raffle and put in so much hard work," said Mr Powell.

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