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Purple party time in North Devon tomorrow

18:17 10 July 2014

Get purple for the Chemo Appeal.

Get purple for the Chemo Appeal.


How purple will you be for the Big Purple Day and the Chemo Appeal?

Purple places to be

Tesco – Extra and Rose Lane

Sainsburys Barnstaple

Green Lanes – meet the Chemo Appeal team and get your tickets for the Chemo Car Raffle…

East and West Bakery in Butchers Row

Big Sheep, Abbotsham

Belgrave Hair Studio, Ilfracombe

Stage Coach – purple drivers…

Wynnstay supportive Housing, Ilfracombe

McDonald’s – Roundswell and Newport

Curry’s – Roundswell

Poundstretcher – Roundswell

Homebase, Barnstaple

North Devon Council, Barnstaple Civic Centre

DAWNRUBYSTAR.COM, Bideford – Gong meditation

Cheese Larder – South Molton

Venue 72, South Molton

Go 30 Ladies Fitness

Lloyds Bank – Barnstaple and Braunton

Santander, Barnstaple

Nationwide, Barnstaple

Barnstaple Train Station

MAKE mauve merriment tomorrow (Friday) as we celebrate Big Purple Day!

The annual fundraising day for the Chemotherapy Appeal will see people across the region purpling up for the purpose of putting pennies in pots for the new £2.2million chemo unit.

Here at the North Devon Gazette offices in Old Station Road there’ll be tasty purple cakes on offer plus big purple candles for sale courtesy of Mandie’s Candles, with all proceeds going to the appeal.

Drop in and see us for a cake, candle or simply to make a donation.

Mandie Short brewing up the next batch of Big Purple Day candles, available from the North Devon Gazette offices throughout Friday. Picture: Pia Short Photography.Mandie Short brewing up the next batch of Big Purple Day candles, available from the North Devon Gazette offices throughout Friday. Picture: Pia Short Photography.

Plenty of places are going purple potty this year and it is looking like this one will be the biggest and best yet – but you still have time to join in the fun.

Staff and volunteers at North Devon District Hospital will be going for it big time, with numerous departments dressing in purple (where clinical duties permit) plus there is a Big Purple Day raffle. Tickets are available in the foyer and there are hampers, teddy bears and a hand-crafted handbag as prizes.

North Devon Council staff at the Civic Centre, the Big Sheep, both Barnstaple McDonald’s restaurants, Parkside Barnstaple, Sainsburys, Tesco and many more will be getting involved.

Reporter Sarah Howells is currently compiling a list of places ‘purpling out’ so she can come and visit them with a camera tomorrow! Get in touch by emailing or tweet your Purple Day fun via #purpleday

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