East Renfrewshire’s MP has added a splash of pink to his wardrobe to show support for an annual fundraising drive.

Paul Masterton is among 200 parliamentarians at Westminster who are backing the Wear it Pink campaign organised by Breast Cancer Now.

The Conservative politician is encouraging people in the Barrhead area to wear something pink on Friday, October 19, and raise money for breast cancer research.

Mr Masterton said: “Breast cancer is still the most common form of cancer in the UK. Each year around 11,500 women and 80 men lose their lives to the disease.

“That’s why I’m so passionate about encouraging everyone in East Renfrewshire to take part in Wear it Pink Day on October 19.”

Joining Mr Masterton to highlight the fundraising drive was Olympian Donna Fraser, who retired from professional athletics after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2009, aged just 36.

Baroness Delyth Morgan, chief executive of Breast Cancer Now, said: “We are really grateful for the enthusiasm and support shown by the MPs at Westminster.

“Everyone looked fabulous in their pink accessories and showed just how easy it is to add a touch of pink to your everyday outfit.

“We hope that, by wearing pink, Paul will encourage his constituents in East Renfrewshire to get involved and fundraise in their homes, schools or workplaces to help us continue to fund world-class research into this devastating disease.”

For more information about how to get involved, go online at https://www.wearitpink.org/signup.