Big Pink Dress fundraiser Colin Burgin Plews has shown off his latest creation ahead of this weekend’s Great North Run.
The Breast Cancer Now campaigner is getting set to complete the half marathon this Sunday for a fourth time, wearing a brand-new frock especially for the occasion.
The dad, from South Shields, is sure to turn heads when he runs the 13.1 mile course in the dress made up of 180 roses bearing messages for loved ones.
The 49-year-old has spent the last seven weeks creating the outfit which weighs an incredible 3st 9lb.
Colin said: “I can’t wait to do it. “This will be my fourth Great North Run and it’s a bit unreal.
“I have got people like Denise Lewis messaging me saying she is looking forward to getting a selfie with me!
“This year is not about raising anymore, its about giving back to everyone who has supported me over the years.
“I had a friend who recently lost a baby and she was putting a rose in a memory garden and it took that idea and incorporated it into a dress.
“Individuals have been putting roses on the dress with messages and I have had messages from people from all over the country asking to put a rose on.”
Roses also include individuals colours to represent a person, such as black and white roses for a Newcastle United fan. As usual, the dress and even each rose on it has been painstakingly made by hand by Colin himself.
And although he was not looking for funds to be raised this year, has still managed to raise around £600 for the charity.
Colin added: “It has been amazing.”