THREE towns are getting ready to be decked out with pink bow galore for Cancer Research UK.

Llandrindod Wells, Rhayader and Builth Wells will turn pink with more than 9,000 metres of ribbon.

Volunteers from the three towns have been busy tying bows in time for 'Pink Week' on May 6 to 12.

Llandrindod Wells' Tesco Community Champion Jayne Griffiths has spent seven months planning for the event which started after being told by her manager Lee Cartledge to “go out and paint the town pink". She was inspired to raise awareness of the charity after she lost two close friends to cancer.

The former Builth Wells florist has teamed up with Glen Weale, member pioneer at Builth Wells Co-op, and Rhayader Co-op member pioneer Carolyn Finlow-Borrowdale to get the three towns ready to turn pink. She said that she was more concerned with creating a good community spirit and the money raised will be donated through the three local Cancer Research UK support groups in each of the towns.

Other events planned for the week, include a Musical Quiz at Builth Wells Primary School on Tuesday, May 7, and a 'Pink` Groe parkrun on Saturday, May 11. Details of all the events will be on posters in shops around Builth Wells, Rhayader, and Llandrindod Wells.

A fundraising coffee morning held prior to 'Pink Week' at The Fountain Inn, in Builth Wells raised £700 for Cancer Research UK.

Organisers have thanked everyone who supported the event, and they look forward to everyone joining in the festivities next month.