URMSTON was pretty in pink over the weekend as the town came together to help in the fight against breast cancer.

The successful Paint Urmston Pink event took place on Saturday April 15 in aid of Prevent Breast Cancer.

The one-day extravaganza, which was organised with The Urmston Partnership, saw the town transformed into a pink haven in a bid to raise funds.

Knutsford Guardian: Singer Wayne Devlin put on a performance for the Paint Urmston Pink event on April 15

Singer Wayne Devlin put on a performance for the Paint Urmston Pink event on April 15

Eden Square was the main base on Saturday, with entertainment provided by Wayne Devlin and the Sweet Rhythm Big Band throughout the day.

As it is Easter Weekend, there was pink-themed kid friendly entertainment from entertainment company Messages PR.

Knutsford Guardian: Cadets were out in force to help raise vital funds for Prevent Breast Cancer

Cadets were out in force to help raise vital funds for Prevent Breast Cancer

Thirty Trafford Police Cadets bag packed in Sainsbury’s and Cheeky Cherubs, in Victoria Parade, held a fun day, with live music, a face painter, bouncy castle, and more.

Various businesses flew Prevent Breast Cancer’s special pink bunting and offered pink treats in store.

Knutsford Guardian:

Residents and businesses got into the spirit of the day with all things pink

Miss Ellie’s Travel have also offered to donate £10 from each holiday sold over the Bank Holiday Weekend to the charity.

Urmston Artisan Market staged their own event on April 1 to kick off the fundraising by turning the market, including even some of their produce, pink in support of the charity.

Knutsford Guardian: Fundraisers take to the street for Prevent Breast Cancer

Fundraisers take to the streets for Paint Urmston Pink

Laura Finn, from Prevent Breast Cancer, said: “As we catch our breath after the gigantic success that was Paint Urmston Pink, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved.

Knutsford Guardian:

Fundraisers take to the streets for Paint Urmston Pink

"We offer our sincerest gratitude to all the businesses and individuals of Urmston who supported Paint Urmston Pink with such vigour, and we couldn’t be more delighted with the people of Urmston who really got behind the campaign and were so passionate to support our cause.

Knutsford Guardian: The day was hailed as a success by organisers

The day was hailed as a success by organisers

"It truly was magical to see the town swathed in pink. Money is still pouring in, and we hope to announce the total on social media as soon as possible.”

To find out more about Prevent Breast Cancer, see preventbreastcancer.org.uk or call 0161 291 4400.