North Devon Gazette staff do their bit for the Chemo Appeal.

NORTH Devon Gazette staff were tickled pink – or perhaps purple – after their fund raising efforts amassed £400.98 for the Chemotherapy Appeal.

For the second year running the Gazette helped to co-ordinate Purple Day, with people across North Devon encouraged to wear something purple and organise fund raising events.

Staff at the Barnstaple office donned the requisite colour, of course, as well as handing out purple sweets and cakes, and encouraging visitors to donate.

Thanks to the efforts of our customers and staff, £200.49 was collected, which was matched by our company Archant under the Archant Gold scheme.