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  • By Your Pontypridd
  • 20 Oct, 2016

Businesses in Pontypridd came together on Friday 14th   October to help fundraise for the ‘Turn Cwm Taf Pink’ day. This was driven forward by the Your Pontypridd Business Improvement District (BID), a business-led and funded initiative which has been established for the town centre, working in conjunction with local charity Giving to Pink.

Pink bunting has been put up and many businesses turned their windows pink to show their support. There were also a number of fundraising events going on throughout the town on the day. This included pink treats on sale in Princes café, a raffle in Boots and Barclays, Gwyns Opticians who sold beautiful pink cakes and  the WI who also hosted a “pop-up” afternoon tea in the museum on Saturday 15th . The Skinny Dog also donated £100, £200 by the knitting nanas and the Celtic Club got involved by fashioning their pink t-shirts behind the bar.

Robert Thomas, Chair of Your Pontypridd commented “This is a brilliant initiative which supports a great cause. Your Pontypridd were really pleased to be backing the day and hope that the businesses and the community will all come together and get involved.”

Panache, Young Ones and Tesco have also got involved by selling Limited edition Giving to Pink t-shirts

You can look at our events on the day by looking at us on social media  @YourPontypridd and @GivingtoPink on twitter and liking Your Pontypridd and Giving to Pink on Facebook.

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The winning display was chosen by voters online on the BID's Facebook page, we received a huge response with the post reaching 20,000 users and over 700 people voted, eight businesses in the Business Improvement District participated. 

AM for Pontypridd Mick Antoniw, who presented the award to our Retail Manager, Katy Scourfield said: “Congratulations to Hope Rescue who managed to fend off some fierce completion to win the public vote. Hope Rescue is doing important work by rehoming dogs and promoting responsible dog ownership and I’m delighted to present them with this well-deserved award.”

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