A DENGIE manufacturer is set to host two charity events for breast cancer awareness.

Burnham resident Bonnie Smith has organised two ‘Tickled Pink’ days at Dengie Crops, in Southminster, on October 22 and 26.

This is the Tickled Pink day’s 20th year supporting Breast Cancer Now, a charity which supports cancer research and the families and friends of people affected by cancer.

The event is not open to the public due to safety regulations around the site, but night and day shift staff at Dengie Crops will be getting involved to raise as much money as possible.

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There will be a cake sale and a tombola where staff have a chance to win prizes.

Businesses across the Dengie peninsula have donated prizes for the event.

All money raised will go to Breast Cancer Now.

Bonnie is not only trying to raise vital funds, but also awareness to encourage everyone to check themselves, men and women alike.

She said: “Its very important to me to be able to raise awareness of breast cancer in any way possible and encourage people to take care of themselves, especially during the challenging times we are still experiencing with Covid’s ever present shadow cast upon us.”

There will also be collection boxes in the communal areas for donations.

Wear It Pink Day, on October 22, is one of the biggest fundraising events in the UK, where thousands of people wear something pink and offer a donation.

Bonnie is encouraging staff at Dengie Crops to get involved in the event by wearing anything pink, and there will be pink wristbands on sale for those who can’t.

Breast Cancer Now’s aim is that by 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will survive and be supported to live well.

For more information on the charity visit breastcancernow.org.

For more information on Degnie Crops Ltd go to dengie-crops.com.