A number of local businesses are taking part in this year’s ‘Paint Altrincham Pink’ initiative.
Altrincham BID has been working with Prevent Breast Cancer, based at the Nightingale Centre at Wythenshawe Hospital, to encourage businesses to get involved.
A fortnight of events, which will take place between Monday 6th March and Sunday 19th March, will include the SS23 Paint Altrincham Pink Fashion Show with Laundry B, Skanda, The Edit and Underfound at House Kitchen and Bar. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.co.uk.
There will also be a ‘Flamingos in the Windows’ family town trail and a map will be downloadable from VisitAltrincham.com. Families are encouraged to find the flamingos hiding in the windows of shops and businesses around the town, with a family pass to the Everyman Altrincham up for grabs.
Other highlights include a Pretty in Pink film screening at the Everyman Altrincham on Tuesday 7th March, Pink the Rink when Manchester Storm take on Fife Flyers on Saturday 18th March, and a Pretty in Pink live music event at Toast on Saturday 11th March. More information is on Visit Altrincham.
Many of the town’s businesses are also getting involved by decorating their windows and supporting the fundraising effort with pink afternoon teas and cakes, pink workouts and even pink cocktails.
Mandy White, Altrincham’s BID Manager, said: “Altrincham’s businesses have once again really got behind the fundraising effort for Prevent Breast Cancer. This year there are more events than ever and it’s great to see Paint Altrincham Pink going from strength to strength.”
Caroline Bennison, from Prevent Breast Cancer, added: “We’re delighted that so many businesses, schools and community groups are getting involved in Paint Altrincham Pink this year and that there are so many fantastic events taking place.
“Since 2018 over £55,000 has been raised to help fund our vital research to prevent breast cancer and protect future generations. The fortnight is all about raising awareness as well as fundraising but also importantly, having some fun.”