The Zip Yard, Ireland’s leading clothing and alterations boutique, are supporting the Irish Cancer Society by donating 50 per cent of turnover in each of their 24 shops throughout the country, including Athlone, on October 10 to the Paint it Pink campaign.
Paint it Pink is a fun way for people to raise money for the Irish Cancer Society’s work across breast cancer, funding vital research, advocacy, and services to those affected by breast cancer.
For the month of October, The Zip Yard, Golden Island, Athlone will turn pink as they raise funds through pink bake sales, pink coffee mornings, pink sponsored walks and runs, as well as offering wardrobe makeovers to breast cancer survivors.
With over 20 charity shops throughout the country, those wishing to support the Irish Cancer Society now have the opportunity to have their garments made to fit at The Zip Yard and in doing so raise additional funds.
Commenting on the partnership, Leila Lynch, manager of The Zip Yard Athlone said: “We are delighted to support this great cause and hope to raise €10,000 over the month of October throughout The Zip Yard group through a range of activities not least on our Sew Pink Day on October 10 when we will give 50 per cent of turnover to the Irish Cancer Society.”
Grainne Kennedy from The Irish Cancer Society added, “We are delighted to have The Zip Yard on board as one of our Pink Partners and appreciate all of their efforts in raising funds which will go a long way to help in the fight against breast cancer”.