Argyll and Bute MSP was proud in pink

MSP MIchael Russell wears it pink for Breast Cancer Now.

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A pink Stetson and huge sunglasses transformed Argyll and Bute’s MSP in a bid to promote a fundraiser for Breast Cancer Now.

Michael Russell donned the outlandish outfit to encourage constituents to take part in wear it pink, on Friday October 19.

Mr Russell is calling for constituents  to join him and take part in wear it pink which takes place during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to date has raised more than £31million.

Back for its 17th year, the fundraiser calls on supporters to ditch their everyday colours, and add a splash of pink to their outfit, to raise money for breast cancer research.

Mr Russell said: ‘Sadly, most of us know someone affected by this devastating disease – every year about 4,700 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in Scotland and almost 1,000 people will die.

‘As you can see from my photograph, taking part is easy, all it takes is an additional splash of pink to your normal outfit!

‘It’s time to stand together, pull on some pink, and support Breast Cancer Now’s vital research – I hope you will all join me.’

Baroness Delyth Morgan, chief executive at Breast Cancer Now, said: ‘We are really grateful for the enthusiasm and support shown by MSPs.

‘Everyone looked fabulous in their pink accessories and showed just how easy it is to add a touch of pink to your everyday outfit.

‘We hope that by wearing pink, Mr Russell will encourage constituents in Argyll and Bute to get involved and fundraise in their homes, schools or workplaces, and help us to continue to fund world-class research into this devastating disease.’

To take part in wear it pink this October, please visit wearitpink.org/2018msp for further details, fundraising ideas and how to register for your free fundraising pack.