Don’t miss the purple pottiness this Friday (July 10)

Go purple again this Friday as the fourth Big Purple Day returns to help the hospital Special Care Baby Unit Appeal.

Last year businesses and schools all got involved by wearing purple clothing, selling cakes and displaying purple balloons.

Hospital charity Over & Above is keen to hear from any organisations or indiviuduals who are planning something this year.

Fundraising manager Ian Roome said: “This year the majority of the funds raised from our Big Purple Day will go towards new state of the art ventilators for our Special Care Baby Unit so that we can provide the very best equipment to care for our babies.

“We are still continuing to raise funds for our new Seamoor Chemotherapy & Day Treatment Unit to purchase additional equipment.”

Five Tesco Stores are selling raffle tickets to win a magnificent barbecue, drinks hamper, food hamper summer toys and picnic ware while M&S in Barnstaple is bag packing on Purple Day.

If you have a Purple Day idea, call 01271 311772 or go to