Picture special: North Devon does Big Purple Day
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Purple-inspired fund raising as the region hosts second annual event to help the Chemotherapy Appeal.
A proliferation of purple profusion invaded North Devon on Friday as the region rallied around once more to boost the Chemotherapy Appeal.
The second annual Big Purple Day has been hailed a great success following a range of purple-themed events and activities to help the appeal toward its £2.2million goal.
Health staff at North Devon District Hospital made purple cakes, held purple raffles and sold purple bows, pens and t-shirts. Raina Clyne sold her handmade bags and buttons in the foyer.
North Devon Gazette staff also wore the purple for a day, handed out purple sweets and encouraged office visitors to donate.
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Parkside Vauxhall, Kia and Suzuki staff in Barnstaple wore purple, sold cakes and donated £10 for each test drive, as well as donating £500 to the appeal.
North Devon Council staff took part, as did Barnstaple Specsavers, Bideford Quay Café, The Big Sheep, Tesco, ASDA and many more.
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“Big Purple Day was a fantastic day – everywhere you looked around the hospital someone was wearing purple,” said fund raiser Julie Whitton.
“The staff got fully behind the event, helping to raise awareness on how important a new chemotherapy and day treatment unit is for our North Devon patients.”