One of Hull’s iconic cream telephone boxes has become ‘pretty in pink’ as part of the tenth anniversary celebrations of a local charity.
The telephone box, located on Paragon Street in Hull City centre, will be turned pink for the month of October to mark the anniversary of HER Breast Friends which has been supporting breast cancer patients in Hull and the East Riding for the past decade.
October is also National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the pink telephone box will symbolise the great work that HER Breast Friends has and is doing, not only with breast awareness, but through the various services they provide to local people affected by breast cancer.
Brendon Smurthwaite, KC’s Community Coordinator, said:
“It’s a special year for HER Breast Friends and when we were first approached to help with the celebrations we knew it was something we’d love to be involved with.
“We also wanted to come up with something a bit different and when it was suggested that we turn one of our telephone boxes pink for a month we thought ‘why not?’ I’m sure it will turn a few heads in the street and hopefully help to raise awareness of the work that HER Breast Friends does.”
Pam Trays, Vice Chair at HER Breast Friends, added:
“So far 2015 has been a very good year for HER Breast Friends. It started with the Duchess of Kent becoming our Patron, and now in October we have a major local company in KC supporting us.
“Hull is well known for having its own telecommunication system and unique cream telephone boxes. What better compliment could we be paid as a local charity than to have KC paint one of their iconic phone boxes pink? It will hopefully be a talking point throughout the region and for visitors to the city, especially during Breast Cancer Awareness month. Hopefully the image will stay with people and remind both men and women to be breast aware.”
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