OCTOBER is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to help raise awareness the Swindon Advertiser will be running a special supplement.

On October 16, we will run a 12-page supplement dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to help highlight the exceptional work that Breakthrough Breast Cancer does in the town.

We will also be donating 1p from every paper sold on that day to the charity, which is the country’s leading charity committed to fighting breast cancer through research, campaigning and education.

Swindon Advertiser editor Gary Lawrence said: “It’s a sad fact that all of us are touched by breast cancer.

“We can all think of a loved one, a friend or a colleague who has been directly affected by this cruel disease or is close themselves to someone who has.

“We at the Swindon Advertiser want to do as much as we can during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to highlight the fantastic work being done in Wiltshire to combat the disease and support those fighting it.

“Please join with us and donate what you can."

Throughout the month, we will have collection tins in the reception of our offices in Victoria Road, as well as numerous supermarkets and news-agents around the town.

We want to hear from anyone affected by breast cancer in our town, including survivors, families who have lost a loved one, fundraisers and anyone else affected by the disease.

As well as this, the Adver will also be including a special tribute page to those who have sadly lost their lives to breast cancer.

Families who wish to remember their relatives in this way can submit a photograph of their loved one to mtompkins@ swindonadvertiser.co.uk along with a few words and in return, they will be asked to make a small donation to Breakthrough Breast Cancer through the Swindon Advertiser Just Giving page. Photographs can also be sent to Michelle Tompkins, Newspaper House, 100 Victoria Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 3BE.

To make a donation visit our Just Giving page