A SPLASH of colour will appear in offices and workplaces throughout York today for a major campaign to battle breast cancer.

The Wear It Pink day is part of the Breast Cancer Campaign’s October fundraising drive and everyone is being encouraged to pull something pink out of their wardrobe or decorate their offices.

Staff at law firm Denison Till, in Piccadilly, got ahead of the game and dressed up yesterday.

Legal cashier Kelly Heywood, who organised the “wear it pink” event, said: “It is fantastic to work in a firm where everyone is so willing to engage in fundraising initiatives and I hope that by wearing it pink and holding our pink bake sale, we can raise lots of money for the Breast Cancer Campaign.”

Family solicitor Nicki Mitchell said: “It’s a sad fact that breast cancer affects so many of us in one way or another but it’s also incredible how much progress has been made in the fight against it over recent years. We at Denison Till are delighted to do our bit, however small, to help support this invaluable work.”

Meanwhile, the NHS team at York School Health Nurses took their pink message to pupils throughout the city.

Jacqui Benson, nurse team manager, said: “We normally wear a black and white uniform but today we have all made a donation and we are all wearing pink and have decorated the office in pink.

“Some of the nurses are also dressed in pink as they visit schools today raising awareness about the campaign.”

The Breast Cancer Campaign says one-in-eight women will be diagnosed with the disease in their lifetime but that last year’s Wear it Pink day brought in £2.2 million to help fund research.