Going blue in aid of cancer day

STAFF at a maintenance firm weren’t feeling blue after raising money by donning the colour for a prostate cancer charity.

Willmott Dixon’s Scarborough branch raised money in support of ‘Out of The Blue Day’ for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

Donning everything and anything blue, staff participated in Dress Down Days, raffles and competitions.

Customer and community officer for Willmott Dixon Scarborough branch Mel Watson, said: “As a company, we are heavily involved in supporting local initiatives and charity events.

“‘Out of the Blue Day’ seemed such a good idea to raise money and an opportunity to have a bit of fun at the same time.

“The most important thing though is that we helped raise the profile of such an important subject, particularly as it’s a subject that’s still quite taboo.”

The company also displayed official charity posters throughout offices and workplaces and distributed information sheets about the disease among staff.

Mark Bishop, director of fundraising at The Prostate Cancer Charity, said: “It is only with the help of people like Willmott Dixon Partnerships we are able to give men the support and care they deserve.”