Introducing... the wear it pink team!
A new year of wear it pink is upon us and, as our team is fresh-faced and brand new for 2017, we thought it was time to introduce ourselves properly!
Lottie manages wear it pink and leads the entire campaign. Having been at Breast Cancer Now for two and a half years, Lottie knows the place inside and out. She used to work with the Community and Challenge Events teams before coming over to the wear it pink team. You’ll usually find her listening to her amazing selection of power ballads while working.
What do you love most about wear it pink?
Life gets busy and time seems to fly by. Wear it pink day is an opportunity to stop, think and (most importantly) act.
What activity would you choose to do for your perfect wear it pink day?
I would definitely go all out with the fancy dress – last year I had the most amazing wig and pink shoes. My favourite thing is pottery, so maybe I could set up a little stall around the office to sell some of my work... mug anyone? Cakes are always good too so I’d definitely make my signature chocolate and Guinness cake!
What superpower would you like to have?
I'd love to be able to just fix things. I'd go around fixing global issues left, right and centre. Then I'd fix the leaking tap in my kitchen and the broken fence in the garden (yes ok, I could probably fix these without the super power).
What’s your most embarrassing moment?
At the age of 16 I went to an Oasis concert and was right at the front. I was so excited about this until everyone got a bit over enthusiastic and I got crushed on the barriers. The security guards had to pull me over the barrier and in the process my trousers came off completely! In the end I had to enjoy the concert alone in a dressing gown on the side of the stage. These days I’m more than happy to stand at the back!
Summer is in charge of looking after all of you to make your pink days as smooth as possible. From the beach to the city, she made the move from the Sunshine Coast in Australia to London a year and a half ago and has worked here for almost as long. She’s the green fingered one of the wear it pink bunch as she is always tending to her desk plants.
Why do you think it is so important to fund breast cancer research?
Breast cancer is a thing that many women fear from a young age - something that could happen to any of us. I believe research is the key to a world where we no longer have to carry around this fear of developing breast cancer or the fear that it might affect someone we love.
Why do you love coming to work each day?
My favourite part of my job is getting to speak to our wonderful supporters and finding out why they’ve chosen to give their time and energy to raise money for breast cancer research. My colleagues are also pretty amazing.
What’s your perfect pizza?
OK don’t judge me right? This is controversial but I love pineapple on pizza, obviously with plenty of cheese.
Who’s your role model?
My Nanna is not only my greatest role model, but also my greatest friend. I’m pretty lucky as most people don’t usually get the chance to personally know their hero. She is an example of unselfish love, and has always encouraged and inspired us to be great – but more importantly to be kind. My Nanna also happens to be completely fabulous and stylish, so please don’t tell her than I am wearing trainers and a dress today – she would be mortified!
Emma is your first point of contact in the wear it pink team, so if you email in, you’ll most likely speak to her! Cat-whisperer Emma has been working at Breast Cancer Now since October 2016 (but luckily for us) joined us over in the wear it pink team in January 2017. Emma is constantly making the whole team laugh and can never be spotted without a hot cup of tea.
What do you love most about working for Breast Cancer Now?
It really is like a family here. Everyone in the teams knows and supports each other through all the many different activities and campaigns we run. Not only this, but everyone is so focused on the goal of increasing public knowledge, campaigning for women’s rights to access the right medicines and of course, funding research to reach our goal that by 2050, everybody who develops breast cancer will live.
What would your dream wear it pink outfit be?
I LOVE fancy dress and am usually the one making a fool out of myself with ridiculous costumes at parties. Previous favourites include a Christmas present and a Smurf, so watch this space!
Do you have any irrational fears?
I’m absolutely petrified of sharks, which doesn’t seem so irrational until occasionally I have to leap out of my local swimming pool if I think I see a fin. They come out of the grates – everyone knows that!
If you could be any animal, what would it be?
Cat obviously! Then me and my gorgeous cat, Manfred (friends call him Manny) could be best friends and roam around London together. This didn’t sound so sad in my head…