Splash of Pink Day 2015

September 26, 2015

Splash of Pink Day
Abingdon has been turning pink in preparation for the annual Splash of Pink Day organised by Against Breast Cancer – an Abingdon based charity.

Shops joined in by competing in the shop window competition…
Third place went to Rosie’s Tea room,
Second place to Robert Stanley,

The winner’s award was presented at the end of a day of activities on the Market Place.
Splash of Pink Day
As always, the cup cake stall was very popular, as was the design a cup-cake stall.
Splash of Pink Day
The weather could not have been nicer in late September. You could feel the force at times, and people were just throwing £5 and £10 notes into the collecting buckets.
Splash of Pink Day
Otto (pictured above), and Harvey, search dogs from Buckinghamshire, came to let people know that they are trained to locate missing persons.

There was music from the group BMW, Abingdon Operatic, Abbey Sax, and Abingdon Community Choir.
Splash of Pink Day
Entertainment also included Ashnah Tribal belly dancers …
Splash of Pink Day
TheFlyin’ Aces street dancers, Strawberry Fayre Majorettes …
Splash of Pink Day
and Mr Hemmings Traditional Abingdon Morris dancers. There were also appearances from some well known cartoon characters who look much bigger in real life.

Having danced round Daleks earlier in the year, Traditional Abingdon Morris Dancers danced round Storm Troopers, from Star Wars, on this occasion. The sky is the limit as far as they are concerned.
Splash of Pink Day
And the prize for the shop window competition went to …
Splash of Pink Day
Masons, for their double front shop at 20 and 22 Bath Street.

Filed under: Events, charity

2 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. davidofLuton  |  September 27, 2015 at 6:14 am

    I thought it was Abingdon Traditional Morris Dancers who danced around the Dalek earlier in the year? Backstreeter should know of the wrath that can be incurred by mixing those two sides up.

    Riots have begun for less.

  • 2. backstreeter  |  September 27, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Oops! Thanks David. I have made a quick change to the text and hope nobody else noticed.

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