Coming soon: KCL Pink Week

Help raise money for breast cancer care


Next week, a swish new student charity project in aid of breast cancer care is set to launch at King’s: Pink Week.

Founded three years ago by Cambridge student Nina Rauch, in memory of her mother the activist Dina Rabinovitch, Pink Week has since gone from strength to strength, spreading to nearly a dozen other student cities across the UK (and a couple in America) and raising over £30,000 for breast cancer charities.

Cambridge Pink Week

Cambridge Pink Week

Pink Week involves a set of events made by students for students, which are aimed at raising funds and awareness on the disease. Every uni that’s started it does it differently. KCL Pink Week will be the first of its kind in London: we have five events lined up and everyone’s invited.

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King’s Pink Week

1. KCL Pink Week begins next Tuesday 15 March with a launch night at Sway Bar, Holborn (10 mins max from uni). Kick-off is 10pm. This shall be the oldest of old skool parties. We are so excited it’s probably dangerous. Think of all the anthems you were listening to circa 2000, multiply them by a pink dress code and a bunch of free stuff from our formidable list of sponsors, and you’ll have an idea of how fab this is gonna be.

Tickets are £6.50 and the proceeds are split between Breast Cancer Care and Coppafeel (see below). You can buy them by searching ‘LONDON PINK WEEK LAUNCH NIGHT’ on Facebook and using the Eventbrite link on there

2. On Wednesday 16 March, we welcome Steph Harrison and Sinead Molloy to host a free discussion session: G.73 Franklin-Wilkins Building, 7pm. Steph is a volunteer for Breast Cancer Care who was herself diagnosed seven years ago. She will talk to us about her experience of the disease, and the significance of BCC as the only nationwide charity dedicated to supporting people facing breast cancer. Sinead is a representative of an awesome organisation called Coppafeel. It aims to increase understanding of breast cancer and empower people to be proactive about early detection.

3. All day Wednesday we will also be selling cool things outside uni (Strand campus). Look out for people in pink unicorn onesies, donated by our fave sponsor, Kigu Crew. Visit www.kigu.co.uk for glorious technicolour onesies – they have bunnies, dinosaurs, and everything in between. Every customer at our stall will be given a Kigu discount code. We told you this would be good!!! We’ll be selling BCC merchandise and cake obviously. The Hummingbird Bakery and Krispy Kreme have given us stuff – let the good times roll.

check out www.kigu.co.uk

check out www.kigu.co.uk

4. Thursday 17 will see a yoga night with Triyoga’s Diana Holland (G.73 Franklin Wilkins, 6pm) to celebrate an important element of the Pink Week ethos – health, wellbeing and balance. Everyone from beginners to full, er, blackbelt yogis are welcome to come and channel the pink zen. The event will be sponsored by Whole Foods, Planet Organic and Tea Pigs. Tickets are £5 on the door. They include entry to a prize draw for a dreamy Whole Foods hamper

5. At each of these events we’ll be selling raffle tickets for £1. Prizes? Cat Emporium vouchers, Dinner at Bill’s, £150 spa vouchers, a MONTH of free Fleet Street Press coffee – I’d take that action.

Around 50,000 women and 350 men are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. It’s the most common cancer in the UK – it’s a cause so deserving of our effort and energy.

So we hope to see you next week! Message KCL Pink Week if you need more details.