To mark the end of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which runs nationally each October, buildings across Leeds turned pink in support of local charity Breast Cancer Haven, Yorkshire. 

Breast Cancer Haven is the charity that supports women through their breast cancer treatment. When breast cancer tries to rob a women of her in individuality, her confidence or her strength, the charity provide a free tailored package of emotional, physical and practical support that helps her hold on to them. 

Leeds Lit Pink, which took place on the 31 October, saw twelve iconic buildings across the region light up in pink, including the First Direct Arena, Bridgewater Place, White Rose Shopping Centre, Trinity, Harvey Nichols and Pinnacle.  Queens Hotel Special Events Manager, Allison Bramall, said “We were pleased to light up pink to support Breast Cancer Haven during Breast Cancer Awareness Month”.

Breast Cancer Haven Manager, Debra Horsman, commented saying, “We are so grateful to all the businesses that got behind this campaign. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a huge opportunity to raise the profile of Breast Cancer Haven and it is great that Leeds Lit Pink has enabled us to do this in such an innovative way”.

Leeds Lit Pink marked the end of a successful month for the charity’s Leeds based support centre, raising over £30,000 through a range of activities, including bucket collections, sponsored head shaves, charity balls, curry nights and pumpkin decorating.  Fundraising Manager Tom Robertshaw commented, “The Yorkshire community were amazing in coming together to support Breast Cancer Haven throughout October and for that we are extremely grateful”.

If you or anyone you know has been affected by breast cancer, please call Breast Cancer Haven, Yorkshire on 0113 284 7829 or visit