Blue was truly the colour on Wednesday 15 November as the nation came together to celebrate Blue Wednesday, a day dedicated to raising awareness of mouth cancer as part of Mouth Cancer Action Month.
Painted faces, Smurf hats, wigs, dogs and countless blue lips were seen far and wide as the great British public got behind this great cause. Special mention must go to the dental practices and healthcare businesses across the country who helped vital mouth cancer messages reach millions of people, potentially saving many lives through awareness.
Mouth cancer cases are increasing year on year and the disease now claims more than 1,600 lives annually. With more than 7,500 people being diagnosed each year, raising awareness of mouth cancer is increasingly important.
Events such as Blue Wednesday are imperative if we are to catch more cases early by making people more alert to the major signs, symptoms and causes of this terrible disease.
Thank you to everybody who took part. Here are just some of the fantastic images of those who got involved in Blue Wednesday…