The famous black door of Number 10 has turned pink in a bid to help raise awareness of Breast Cancer.
Yesterday morning, one of the country’s most iconic buildings shone brightly to help bring attention to Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Prime Minister David Cameron said he hoped the gesture would inspire more people to get involved in combating the disease.
Each October breast cancer charities join forces for a month-long campaign to generate recognition and raise vital funding for research.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, with over 48,000 people diagnosed and around 12,000 dying of the disease each year.
Mr Cameron said: “I’m delighted we are able to help raise awareness of breast cancer, a disease that affects thousands of women every year, as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
“Tackling cancer is a priority of this Government and we want to raise survival rates to be among the best in Europe.
“Early detection can massively increase the chances of survival which is why fantastic campaigns like this are so important. I hope seeing 10 Downing Street go pink will inspire other people to get involved.”
Baroness Delyth Morgan, Chief Executive, Breast Cancer Campaign said: “We are delighted to be working with Downing Street to promote breast cancer awareness and think pink is definitely a colour it can carry off. Great progress has been made in survival rates thanks to advances in research, but we must continue to work together in order to beat breast cancer.”