South Shields fundraiser the Big Pink Dress left 'humbled' after being put forward for Pride of Britain Award

Popular fundraiser the Big Pink Dress has been nominated for a Pride of Britain Award by supporters in South Tyneside.

Tuesday, 18th June 2019, 3:04 pm
Colin Burgin-Plews, aka the Big Pink Dress, in his handcrafted creation after completing the Great North Run 2018.

In his five years of fundraising Colin Burgin-Plews has raised thousands of pounds for charitable causes including Breast Cancer Now.

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A flurry of nominations have come in for the South Shields dad-of-one for the Fundraiser of the Year category.

The Pride of Britain Awards celebrate the achievements of remarkable people who strive to make the world a better place.

Big Pink Dress Colin Burgin-Plews in 2016 in his London Marathon dress


“I don't really care too much about awards, but the Pride of Britain Awards are incredible and even to be thought about for that award is stunning.

“I am blown away by it and I am honestly truly humbled by the support I have received.”

Well-known North East figures have also backed Colin to win the award, with the likes of presenter Alfie Joey taking to Twitter to pledge his support.

Alfie said: “Charity champ the Big Pink Dress has been raking in votes for a Pride Of Britain Award.

“Keep them coming, he’s raising so much!”

The Pride of Britain research team say they will consider every nomination before drawing up a shortlist from which judges will select winners.

In April 2019 the 50-year-old charity champion took on his fourth London Marathon, finishing the race in just six hours 45 minutes.

Then in May 2019 Colin took part in the Sunderland 5k and 10k races in aid of St Benedict's Hospice.


To nominate Colin for a Pride of Britain Award visit: