Builders and office staff at King Square Estate in Islington will be turning pink this Friday (21st October) for ‘Wear It Pink’ Day as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Sarah Clark, Senior Resident Liaison Officer for Higgins Construction at King Square comments, “Our team of 35 builders, sub-contractors, apprentices and office staff have really embraced the idea of wearing pink, including pink hi-vis vests on site, for the whole day. As well as carrying out their usual days’ work there will also be a cake sale and some games to raise money for such a worthwhile charity.”
Every year, Wear It Pink raises around £2 million during Breast Cancer Awareness Month for the UK’s largest breast cancer charity, Breast Cancer Now. The charity is dedicated to funding research into this devastating disease and believes that if everyone acts now, by 2050, no one will die from breast cancer.
Paul Cooke, New Business and CSR Director at Higgins Construction continues, “Working with local communities is at the heart of what we do as a business and we are delighted that our staff at King Square are able to support such a fantastic charity.”
Higgins has been contracted by Islington Council to carry out the King Square Estate development and regeneration scheme, which includes the construction of six new blocks delivering 140 homes - 98 affordable dwellings (93 for social rent and five shared ownership) and 42 private residential for sale. Other notable redevelopment works include the refurbishment of the community nursery at Rahere House, creating communal storage areas, estate landscaping and public realm improvements.