Braid to be ‘painted pink’

Mid and East Antrim Borough Mayor Councillor Billy Ashe (seated) lends a hand as the Borough's Maintenance Manager, Clifford McDonald prepares the lighting Installations to support Action Cancer's 'Paint The Town Pink' breast cancer awareness initiative. (Submitted Picture).
Mid and East Antrim Borough Mayor Councillor Billy Ashe (seated) lends a hand as the Borough's Maintenance Manager, Clifford McDonald prepares the lighting Installations to support Action Cancer's 'Paint The Town Pink' breast cancer awareness initiative. (Submitted Picture).

The Braid will be taking on a rosy glow for three nights from this Friday, October 16, as Mid & East Antrim Council turns the spotlight on an important cause.

In support of Action Cancer’s campaign, ‘Paint The Town Pink’ to raise awareness of the importance of screening by encouraging pink-themed events throughout October, the local authority will light up their facilities at Smiley Buildings in Larne, at The Braid in Ballymena, and Carrickfergus Civic Centre and, with the support of Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA), even the historic Carrickfergus Castle will take on a pink hue.

Mayor, Cllr Billy Ashe said: “Action Cancer’s support groups have been busy placing ‘Paint the Town Pink’ boxes asking local businesses to raise the cost of a single breast screening – £80 - and we are happy to support these efforts both with a small contribution and in illuminating the various buildings across Mid and East Antrim”.