Fountain turned pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Coronation Fountain, in the heart of Welwyn Garden City, will be pink for the duration of October to highlight Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Coronation Fountain in Welwyn Garden City goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month in October

For the 15th year running, Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council has partnered with locally based pharmaceuticals company Roche UK to colour the fountain for the month of October in a gesture of support for the ongoing fight against breast cancer.

The Mayor of Welwyn Hatfield, Councillor Roger Trigg, said: "I'm delighted that we are continuing our long-running partnership with Roche UK to raise awareness of breast cancer.

"The pink fountain really stands out and provides a reminder of just how important this issue is, as well as showing our support of everyone who has been affected by breast cancer in some way."

Lesley Hugo, Breast Cancer Franchise Lead at Roche, said: "We're very proud to have been associated with this event for the last 15 years, working with Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council to raise awareness.

"Although survival rates in breast cancer have been improving, more than 11,500 people in the UK are estimated to die from the disease this year. Increased awareness might encourage people to seek medical help and earlier diagnosis has been shown to improve outcomes for patients."

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