Coronation Fountain dyed pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month

This October in the heart of Welwyn Garden City, the Coronation Fountain has been turned pink to highlight Breast Cancer Awareness month.

pink fountain for breast cancer awareness month 2021


As in previous years, Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council partnered with locally based pharmaceuticals company Roche UK to colour the fountain in a bright display of support for the fight against breast cancer.

The Mayoress Dr Gwen McDowall, Deputy Mayor Barbara Fitzsimon, Councillor Nick Pace, and Richard Erwin, General Manager of Roche were in attendance to watch the fountain change colour on 1 October.

Councillor Nick Pace, Executive Member Governance and Public Health, said: "I'm pleased that we are continuing to partner with Roche UK to help raise awareness of breast cancer.


"The pink fountain is distinct and vibrant, highlighting how significant this issue is, as well as emphasising our sincere support of everyone who has been affected by breast cancer in some form of way."


Emma Howard, on behalf of Roche UK, said:

"We are delighted to once again be working with Welwyn Hatfield Council to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month, especially during this unprecedented time. Now more than ever we want to take this opportunity to support the breast cancer community in raising awareness of the importance of increasing breast cancer screening."


The fountain will continue to be pink until 31 October, when the colour will be removed and it will return to being clear again.