During the week 14th – 18th October Bucks New University came together to take positive action towards a great cause. ‘Wear It Pink’ is a campaign which Bucks Students’ Union has proudly put on year after year now, in order to raise money for the charity Breast Cancer Now, as well as general awareness regarding breast cancer.
Both students and staff alike did their part during this week long campaign, uniting all of our campuses together in the effort to educate and make a change. Our clubs and societies showed their support to the campaign by wearing pink clothing to their sessions and gathering donations. In addition, we set up spin bike stations at both our High Wycombe and Uxbridge campus and set a target to cycle 550km in recognition of the 55,000 people who are diagnosed with breast cancer per year. To put the target into perspective, High Wycombe is 544km from the city of Rotterdam.
68 students and 13 staff members cycled during the week, helping us surpass our target and reach a total of 579.8km! Both staff and students alike, did their best to dedicate their time and effort at any point possible, including multi-tasking on laptops from the sabb team. Special mention goes out to Men’s Hockey Chair Nathan Edwards for cycling a total of 35km! We would also like to thank everybody who donated and helped us raise a total of £129 for Breast Cancer Now to support the amazing work that they do.
Christina Demetriou, Vice President Student Involvement 2019-20