PURPLE WEEK: Jill Chegwidden, Sid The Seagull, Fiona Bourne and Angela Childs challenge the locals to paint the town purple to help kick Bundaberg relay For Life off with a bang. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail
PURPLE WEEK: Jill Chegwidden, Sid The Seagull, Fiona Bourne and Angela Childs challenge the locals to paint the town purple to help kick Bundaberg relay For Life off with a bang. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail Mike Knott

Purple power set to hit Bundaberg

IT'S time to get pretty in purple and get into the spirit of Cancer Council Queensland's Bundaberg Relay For Life.

Purple is the official colour of Relay For Life and Paint the Town Purple Week, held July 6-10, which aims to spread the word about Bundaberg Relay For Life and encourage the community to get involved.

The official Paint the Town Purple Day will be held on Friday, July 10, with celebrations being held in Bundaberg's CBD Pavilion.

Cancer Council Queensland Relay For Life co-ordinator Angela Childs challenged locals to paint the town purple and to help kick 2015 Bundaberg Relay For Life off with a bang.

"Showing your support is as simple as dressing in purple, decorating your workplace, or holding a purple fundraiser," Ms Childs said.

"Each year we see Bundaberg turn a shade of purple as locals embrace the challenge and support all Queenslanders affected by cancer.

"We are thrilled to have so many businesses and locals already on board showing their support and we hope many more will follow suit.

Ms Childs said if you're looking for ways to get involved, why not host a purple themed morning tea, sell purple cupcakes or even offer purple hair makeovers for a gold coin donation.

"All funds from Paint the Town Purple Week support Bundaberg Relay For Life - and in turn, support Cancer Council Queensland's vital work in cancer research, prevention programs, and patient support services."

The best decorated and purpled-out Bundaberg shop front will win a $500 radio advertising package from Bundaberg Broadcasters.

Cancer Council Queensland Bundaberg Relay For Life will be held August 15-16 at Bundaberg Recreational Precinct.

To register for Relay For Life, visit http://www.relayforlife.org.au or phone the fundraising hotline 1300 65 65 85.

For more information visit http://www.cancerqld.org.au or call Cancer Council's 13 11 20.



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