3 Oct 2017
Aylesbury High Street turned pink on Saturday 30 September, for the return of the annual ‘wear it pink’ day for Cancer Research UK.
Shoppers were greeted by a 7-foot tall pink fairy, plus a number of brightly-coloured wolves, dragons and other creatures who wandered around the town collecting money for the charity.
The High Street also played host to several stalls, including flower arrangements courtesy of Aylesbury Flower Club, homemade cakes, a raffle and even a bouncy castle. Shoppers were entertained by a jazz band and a barrel organ in exchange for a donation. And for the younger visitors, there was the chance to win some prizes by having a go on hook-a-duck, get the ball in the bucket, and cork shooter. The event also featured a 1910 Ford Model T vintage car.
In total, this year’s High Street event raised over £2,000.
Aylesbury Town Centre Manager Diana Fawcett said: “We are very proud to have supported Cancer Research UK with their annual ‘wear it pink’ day since 2009. This year’s event was extremely busy, with huge involvement from local shops and businesses as well as members of the wider community, and we are delighted that so much was raised for this very worthwhile cause.”