Royal Wootton Bassett town centre will be turning pink on Friday 5 October with the help of a new business association. Businesses will be decorating their windows in pink, dressing up in pink clothes, wigs and feather boas, selling pink cakes, and holding raffles, games and competitions to help raise funds for breast cancer research.
The Royal Wootton Bassett Business Association was formed in August 2012 with the aim of working together to promote business in the town. Meetings are held once a month to share news, views, issues and challenges related to running a local business, and to organise events designed to highlight the varied and active business community.
The first event involves working with Cancer Research UK to ‘Turn the Town Pink’. Shops, restaurants, the town council and other businesses will be joining in the pink-themed fun, with Mayor of Royal Wootton Bassett, Mike Leighfield, even promising to wear something pink when he judges the winner of the most imaginatively dressed window.
Said one of the founders of the group, Dandelion gift shop proprietor Hazel Newson, “The aim of our Association is simple: we think Royal Wootton Bassett is a great place for business and we believe we can get that message across more effectively as one group. Town centre focused events such as Turning the Town Pink are a fabulous opportunity to show just what can be achieved when we all work together.”
The Association is very informal, with no charge to join and everyone welcome to get come along and join in. All that is required is an eagerness to discuss ideas and an enthusiasm to get actively involved in promoting business in Royal Wootton Bassett.