Pedals power pink fundraiser at Bucks New University
Date: 26th Oct 2018
Students and staff used pedal power to raise more than £200 for life-saving research into breast cancer.
Bucks Students’ Union, at Bucks New University in High Wycombe, organised the fundraiser cycling a total of 567km on static bikes during Breast Cancer Now’s Wear it Pink day on Friday.
The cycle was just part of several events throughout the week to raise a total of £253.
These included donations for wearing pink to meetings and training sessions, and the SU also offered up pink food and drinks in the University cafes for a donation.
L-R Georgia Nosal, SU Vice President Education and Welfare, student Jess Smith, SU Vice President Student Involvement
Charlie Cotton, student Emily Harris, and Lauren O’Shea, SU President.
Lauren O’Shea, Bucks Students’ Union President, said: “Each year we raise money for this amazing charity, however this year we wanted to ensure we raised awareness too.
“Every year 5600 people aged 45 and under are diagnosed with Breast Cancer, many of our students fit into this age category and we wanted to make them aware.
“This translated into our 560km bike ride which we’re so proud to have achieved in four days with the help of students from Uxbridge and High Wycombe.
“The students really enjoyed getting involved and would come back for more. In total we had 46 students and 13 staff take part to enable us to reach our goal.”
Breast Cancer Now’s Wear It Pink day is one of the biggest fundraising events in the UK. Taking place during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, thousands of amazing people wear it pink in their communities, schools or work places for the UK's largest breast cancer charity, Breast Cancer Now.