Refuse workers in the pink to help cancer charity

MP Amber Rudd with Paul Cockram and Sarah Porter
MP Amber Rudd with Paul Cockram and Sarah Porter

REFUSE collectors turned a shade of pink for the day to show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Hastings MP Amber Rudd joined the Veolia refuse collectors last Friday (October 26) who were raising money for Breast Cancer Campaign by wearing pink on their collection route.

Collector Paul Cockram stole the show in his pink tutu and fluorescent pink safety jacket.

He said: “People in Hastings have been extremely generous with their money and we couldn’t thank them enough for all they have been willing to contribute.”

His colleague Sarah Porter added: “Everyone was very supportive despite the bad weather and we would also like to say how grateful we are that so many local businesses were willing to give to such a good cause.’

Ms Rudd said: “I congratulate Paul and Sarah on entering into this with so much effort and raising funds for Breast Cancer Awareness with such imagination and enthusiasm.

“It was wonderful to join them to raise awareness and fundraise for this excellent charity.”