Going purple for a cause

BUNDABERG Regional Council is throwing its support behind Purple Power Day and joining businesses in decorating workplaces in purple to raise awareness of Relay for Life, a community event to raise funds for Cancer Council Queensland.

Local businesses are being encouraged to help Paint the Town Purple from 6-10 July by decorating shop fronts, offices, lunch rooms and all of Bourbong St.

As part of the initiative, volunteers will be painting the Bourbong St Council building façade in removable purple-coloured chalk paint from 10am on Monday.

Spokesperson for Community Services, Cr Judy Peters said Council would assist wherever possible with the campaign to Paint the Town Purple.

"As well as covering the front of the Council building in removable purple chalk paint on Monday morning, our front counter staff will be donning purple shirts and we'll be arranging purple water in the Bourbong St fountain," Cr Peters said.

"Dressing the town in all things purple is going to be a lot of fun but most importantly, the week-long event will help to raise awareness of Relay for Life, a very worthy initiative for raising funds to find a cure for cancer."

"Purple Power Day will be held on 10 July when the Best Decorated Business will be announced and awarded a prize of $500 in radio advertising with Bundaberg Broadcasters, 4BU. Residents are also asked to wear purple on Friday, 10 July, to show their support."

For more information about Paint the Town Purple, contact Relay for Life Coordinator for Wide Bay Burnett, Angela Childs on 4150 4504 or angelachilds@cancerqld.org.au.

Relay for Life will be held at the Bundaberg Recreational Precinct on 15 and 16 August to raise money for the Cancer Council Queensland.

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