Pink make-over for yellow Duckmarine

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The Duckmarine which has been painted pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness

One of Liverpool’s famous yellow Duckmarine boats driving and floating around the city has been painted pink to help raise breast cancer awareness.

The company running  Duckmarine has joined forces with the Linda McCartney Centre at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital to give a vessel a pink make-over for the whole of October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The eye-catching Duckmarines are popular attractions, seen by tens of thousands of people each day.

Unique tours on land and water have been enjoyed by the likes of  The Queen on her trip to Liverpool during her 60th Jubilee year this summer.

Sales manager Paul Furlong told JMU Journalism: “We’ve had loads of phone calls asking why it was pink, and there have been loads of people on Facebook saying it was a good idea. It’s had a big impact.”

Pink Duckmarine at the Albert Dock

The change of colour has both interested and confused some locals.

Boat master Tony Roache told JMU Journalism: “It’s a bit different. People are put-off by it until you tell them what it’s for.”

The boat will have collection buckets on board, and all donations made will be given to the Breast Cancer Awareness charity.



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