Lecturer ‘wears it pink’ for Nottingham cancer care charity

Maggie's Cancer Care collection pots

Maggie’s Cancer Care centre in Nottingham will benefit from fundraising done by a University of Lincoln lecturer (Photo: Gregor Smith)

A University of Lincoln senior lecturer for Journalism and PR ‘wore it pink’ to raise money for a Nottingham cancer care charity on Friday, Becky Lancashire reports.

The fundraiser, that took place in the University of Lincoln’s Minerva Building, is part of a ‘50 challenges’ programme to raise money for the Maggie’s Cancer Care centre based in Nottingham’s City Hospital, and also to mark Peter’s 50 years of work.

Peter Smith in pink

Peter in his full pink outfit, complete with hat (Photo: Gregor Smith)

He told The Linc it’s nice to be giving something back to the cause after the support they provided for him and his wife, who he lost to cancer two years ago.

“It is about raising funds but it’s also about raising awareness which for me is just as important. If nothing else, the money will help to keep the centre running. It is an expensive business but if it means people like me can get there when they need to in the same way that my wife and I did – that’s got to be a great thing.”

Other challenges have included dressing as Edward Lear and reading poetry in Nottingham Market Square, posing as Robin Hood, baking challenges and watching The X Factor.

Peter’s 50 challenge project will continue until next summer.

Donations can be made to Maggie’s Cancer Care via Peter’s Just Giving page.

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