Fundraiser Colin Plews has been donning the Big Pink Dress and running to raise funds for Breast Cancer Now since 2014 and continues to be one of the great local icons of charity sporting events. 

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 On the 9th of September 2018 

Big Pink Dress had been going exactly 4 years to the day 

so this years dress design was all about the Great North Run .

this year was also incredibly special as i was to be given the Point of Light award from 10 Downing street 

by the founder of the GNR Brendan Foster on the Start line of the race

from the moment i stepped out the house at 6.45am i was taking selfies with people

the day was getting warmer and warmer but...

26 May 2018

22nd May 2017  

South Shields changed forever 

We as a town lost two amazing young children in the atrocities at the Manchester Arena .

Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry will forever be remembered by the entire community

 The two Families started a trust in their memory ,to help children in the Northeast have a chance to fulfil their dreams in theatre or sport .

as the Anniversary was approaching i wanted to help raise some funds for the trust 

firs...

In what has become second nature to me these days 

i have been honoured on many occasion with been called an Honorary lady 

ive been thinking about women who have inspired myself over the time ive been Big Pink Dress

let me start with someone who i really dont mention as much as i should

my Beautiful wife Cath 

not only has she put up with her husband wearing dresses for over three years ,been shoved aside while people want selfies 

and having to put up wit...

10 Feb 2018

 Well on the 3rd Feb 2018 we held our first ever Big Pink Onesie Night 

Steph ,Helen, Elisabeth, Laura and Wendy put together a truly amazing night .

a Big Big thankyou to 

Kidd Galahad for donating his time with  his amazing Elvis Tribute 

Catherine Anderson of Burlesque fitness

who was truly amazing and incredible fun 

honestly if you get a chance go to one of her classes 

Samantha Jane of Beautify me 

 came along and did the ladies nails and...

18 Dec 2017

 7 am on a cold Saturday morning in December 2017

in a Car park in Newcastle all were sleeping except a few festive souls waiting to do some good.

 Let me introduce my good friend BIG STEVE GREEN , ( SANTA)

We met a few times at various comedy shows and events over the last year or so and got to know each other  

after finding out Steve was collecting for the amazing charity CASH4KIDS i wanted to help in some way .

i gave Steve a shout on Facebook and...

8 Dec 2017

This year I was starting to struggle to keep up with making all the dresses ,traveling to and from events it was costing me so much I nearly stopped fundraising .

out of the blue I got a message of Gary Pickering who owns BST Fabrics at    BST Fabrics Ltd, Unit 3C, Throckley Way, Middlefields Ind Est, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE34 0NU   https://www.bstfabrics.co.uk/

he wanted to help and supply all material for the charity and pay a sum eac...

This year was my second year at Pride .

I love the whole event as it makes the world that much brighter .

ive always been of the opinion live and let live ,I could not care less what sexual persuasion someone is .

So to me its one big celebration and being me its an opportunity to put a bit more colour into the outfit lol.

last year I was helping with the Amazing Stuart Hatton Jnr with his campaign SO WHAT (pic below)

 This year I was asked by a great frie...

This November there was a request from a few people asking if I had a Pudsey Bear costume 

well surprisingly my answer was No lol.

It got me thinking ,How many children would love a visit from the Bear .

so on the Monday night I rushed from work over to my sponsors BST fabrics      https://www.bstfabrics.co.uk/  who kindly donated the fabric needed .

then it took me approx. 6 hours after work to make myself into Pudsey.

Firstly on the Friday  I v...

Great North Run weekend has always meant alot to Big Pink Dress Fundraising but this year's was especially important.

Every year I run in the big dress and raise awareness and vital funds for Breast Cancer Now but this year's meant more. I wanted to give a little back to all who supported me over the years .

I'd come up with the idea of a Memories garden dress so those who had lost someone could have a personalised rose on the dress. I was inundated wit...

September - The month of my favourite race 

The Great North Run. 

13.1 miles of incredible support from the Northeast crowds and as usual my fundraising was for Breast Cancer Now. 

It all starts with off  on the Saturday with the Mini and Junior runs plus the City Games. Last year I was fortunate enough to be asked to be the offical starter of the Mini Great North run along with local Oympian Aly Dixon and Lil Pink Dress Ruby.

The day was truly amazi...

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