STAFF at a care organisation are getting themselves in a right old lather – but all in a good cause.
The team at the Gwern Alyn residential care home, in Percy Road, have organised a series of events to raise money for Breast Cancer Care Wales.
Gwern Alyn is part of the Pendine Park organisation which is one of three firms who have launched a campaign to Paint the Town Pink.
Their aim is to persuade Wrexham to be In The Pink for Friday, October 24, the climax of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Under the leadership of manager Cindy Clutton, the team at Gwern Alyn entered into the spirit of the campaign in a big way.
Among the six events planned at the home is a charity car wash on Monday (October 20).
They have jackets, T-shirts, buckets and sponges – all of them bright pink – ready for the occasion.
Other fundraisers organised include a fundraising night at Bersham Social Club tomorrow (Friday), an auction and a raffle, a residents’ pink party, a coffee morning and a hairdressing session.
Cindy Clutton said: “It’s vitally important we raise money and also raise awareness about breast cancer.
“There is no better cause because you don’t know which age group it’s going to affect. A couple of our residents have been affected by breast cancer and are on medication.
“The response from staff has been nothing short of magnificent.
“They’re a brilliant bunch, always up for a challenge.”
The other Wrexham firms involved in the campaign are accountants Coxeys and solicitors Cyril Jones & Co incorporating Stanley Williams, both of whom have offices in Grosvenor Road.
The Paint the Town Pink campaign is the idea of Faye Matthews, a secretary at Cyril Jones & Co.
Last year she helped organise events with all the firm’s offices in Wrexham and Shotton and raised more than £250 for Breast Cancer Care but this time round she’s set her sights much higher.