Pink Passion Party 2014

Darwen Aldridge Community Academy celebrated its annual charity fundraising event, Pink Passion on 1st May in a bid to help fight cancer.  The academy was awash with Pink as hundreds of people from the town attended the events, the fashion show, Dress to Kill Cancer and inflatable challenges, Knockout Cancer.  The events started with a market place which saw students and local businesses trading side by side accompanied by musical and dance performances. The students had a range of fund raising stalls, ranging from homemade scented candles and bath bombs to dessert and cake stalls. DACA’s Young Chamber deserves a huge mention here, as all members were involved in fund raising activities in one way or another and were a massive help in raising the fantastic amount of £1500 that the school is donating to the Boot Out Breast Cancer and Orchid charities.

The events were held in aid of the male and female cancer charities, Boot out Breast Cancer and Orchid and were planned to raise the awareness of the importance of taking up cancer screening and living a healthy lifestyle.  Before the main events took place guests took a moment to remember those who had lost their battle with the disease, and a balloon was launched with a message in their memory.   Michelle Billington, Assistant Principal said “it is fantastic to see so many members of the local community supporting our cause.  We want to encourage people in the area to make a change and help us fight cancer”.