Borders MSP looks pretty in pink

John Lamont pretty in pink Credit: Wear It Pink

Borders MSP John Lamont is raising awareness for breast cancer by taking part in 'wear it pink' day.

The event is organised by the Breast Cancer Campaign and is encouraging people to wear an item of pink clothing on 25th October and donate £2 to charity.

The campaign has raised £23 million over the last ten years, with all of the money going towards finding a cure for breast cancer.

John Lamont said:

“This year thousands of people from across Scotland will come together in schools, colleges and businesses to show their support for this campaign. By simply wearing an item of pink clothing and donating £2 you can do your bit to help in the fight against breast cancer.

“Every year around 4,400 people in Scotland are diagnosed with breast cancer, with around 1,000 dying from the disease.

"The work done by the Breast Cancer Campaign will help to fund research that can improve this survival rate and hopefully find a cure.

“That is why I was delighted to dress up and do my bit for them. When this disease harms the lives of individuals and families throughout Scotland and I feel that it is only right that we do our bit in the Borders to help.”