CONSTRUCTION staff in Dovercourt dressed to impress to help raise awareness for Breast Cancer Now.

The site team at Barratt and David Wilson Homes' Languard View development in Low Road switched out their usual hard hats and high visibility jackets for bright pink hats and vests.

It was all to do their bit for the Wear It Pink campaign.

Wear It Pink was first introduced more than 20 years ago and has raised more than £39 million for Breast Cancer Now.

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Colourful - The site team donned pink PPEColourful - The site team donned pink PPE (Image: Submitted)

Around 47,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in England.

The charity helps to fund cutting-edge research across the UK and Ireland to help find a cure for breast cancer at all stages. 

 In addition to donning the pink PPE, a donation of £250 has been made by Barratt and David Wilson Homes Eastern Counties to Breast Cancer Now to support its work.

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Support - Barratt and David Wilson Homes site teamSupport - Barratt and David Wilson Homes site team (Image: Submitted)Tom Wright, managing director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes Eastern Counties, said: “As a leading housebuilder, it’s extremely important to us to support charities and communities in the areas in which we build new homes. 

“We hope our donation will support the charity to continue with its important work.

“Our construction team had a lot of fun getting to wear the pink PPE for the day, and this will have sparked a lot of conversations on site to hopefully raise awareness of the campaign and Breast Cancer Now’s work.”