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Buildings across the city have been lighting up pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The Yorkshire Haven breast cancer charity in Leeds has been promoting the the month by encouraging Leeds to Light Up Pink throughout October and several iconic buildings have risen to the challenge.

Leeds Lit Pink  - O2 Academy

Leeds Lit Pink - O2 Academy

Nicola Burns, the charity’s Yorkshire fundraiser, said she has been “overwhelmed” by the feedback.

Buildings which have been lighting up pink include: The Queens Hotel, Bridgewater Place, Royal Armouries Museum, New Dock, O2 Academy, Leeds Arena, White Rose shopping Centre, Harvey Nichols, Trinity Shopping Centre, Trinity University, Khans Garage, St John’s shopping centre, JCT 600 Porsche, Scene bar Park Plaza Hotel and Leeds Beckett University

Nicola said: “It was amazing and very emotional seeing all these buildings supporting both The Haven and Breast Cancer Awareness Month.”

The Haven are asking the public to tweet images of buildings lit pink with #leedslitpink #BCAM @haven_yorkshire to highlight Leeds fully supporting this national event.

Anyone can get involved during the month of October and pink up their buildings and businesses.

The Haven provides free, one to one, tailored care and support to anyone affected by breast cancer, working in tandem with the NHS, alongside mainstream medical treatment.

Nicola added: “A huge thank you to everyone who took part and there is still time to turn pink during the month of October, remember to tweet your images with #leedslitpink.”