North Devon is getting ready go mad for mauve for the Great Purple Weekend.From Friday to Sunday, businesses across North Devon will be dishing out purple cakes, dressing in violet and painting themselves plum for the hospital charity Over and Above.The money raised will go towards cancer services in North Devon, and events include a purple party in Maiden Street, Barnstaple, on Saturday. Party-goers will have a chance from midday to sample purple foods and cocktails, as well as live music. The Big Sheep in Abbotsham will also be donating £1 for every visitor wearing purple. Other businesses taking part include Jalapenos with a purple quiz, East and West Bakery, Driftwood Café and Tesco Extra in Barnstaple. Head of fundraising, Ian Roome, said: Our purple day have really cemented itself as a part of Over and Aboves fundraising. Now we want to pull out the stops and turn North Devon purple for the whole weekend. To get involved contact Over and Above on 01271 311772.