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.

Coronation Fountain in WGC has been dyed pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month.

It's now the eighteenth year of collaboration between Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council and locally based pharmaceuticals company Roche UK in colouring the fountain in a bright display of support for the fight against breast cancer.

The Mayor of Welwyn Hatfield, Councillor Barbara Fitzsimon, and Richard Erwin, General Manager of Roche were in attendance to watch the fountain change colour on Monday 3 October.

Councillor Nick Pace, Executive Member Governance, Public Health and IT, said: "It's great to see the fountain pink again for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

"It serves as a beacon to highlight our support of everyone who has been affected by breast cancer in some way. I hope we can continue to do this for many more years to come."

Richard Eaton, Breast Cancer Lead at Roche UK said, "For many years we have been proud to partner with Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Every October, the fountain helps increase the profile of this disease among the local community and acts as a reminder to regularly check yourself for any signs and symptoms of breast cancer."

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