WESTMINSTER residents may have done a double take when they saw these binmen doing the rounds.

Pink caps were donned by waste contractors across the borough, to raise awareness of the Breast Cancer Campaign's Wear it Pink week.

These binmen from Mayfair's Farm Street depot, together with other Veolia waste management contractors, bought more than 450 specially-made hats between them, raising nearly £1,400.

The money raised will go to support 130 research projects in 43 centres of excellence across the UK and Ireland.

Scott Edgell, Veolia's contract manager in Westminster, said: "Breast cancer is sadly all too common and we all know somebody who has been affected by it in some way."And we all have mothers, grandmothers, sisters and daughters who we would want to be able to get the very best available treatment should the unthinkable ever occur.

"We support Wear it Pink every year as it is a fun and easy way to donate and I would like to thank all the employees who took part in this important fundraising initiative by buying our pink headgear."

For more information visit: www.wearitpink.co.uk