On 14th December, Preston Muslim Girls High School held an event designed to raise awareness of breast cancer. Staff and pupils wanted to do something to support the needs of people who are suffering from the disease and families that have been affected by it, and to support ongoing efforts to detect and treat it.
There are a reported 55,000 case of breast cancer annually, and over 11,000 deaths. Consequently, a week before the event, when one of the school’s teachers wrote to place an order for some doughnuts to be distributed on the day, we decided instead to donate them.
The donation helped the school in its efforts to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for the Pink Ribbon Foundation. The organisation is a trust that funds the work of cancer-related charities around the UK. More details about how to support its work can be found here.