Pink digger set to raise cash, and awareness for breast cancer charity

Liberally coated in bright pink paint, and weighing in at 1.5 tonnes, a special JCB is setting off on a tour of building sites across the UK to raise money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

The mini-excavator, leased out by Gunn JCB, is believed to be the only one in the country not to be painted a traditional yellow.

Altrincham-based Gunn JCB was approached by Cath Woods from Blackburn to get involved with Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The mother of two, who has survived breast cancer, said: “It’s fantastic the firm could help.” Gunn hopes to raise thousands of pounds for the charity by donating all money from the rental of the pink JCB to the cause.