People have been turning North Devon purple to promote World Cancer Day

People across North Devon have been showing their support for World Cancer Day today (Thursday).

Organisers of this year’s relay for life event launched ‘Paint North Devon Purple Day’, an initiative aimed to raise awareness and support, with individuals, schools and businesses taking part.

People have also shown their support by wearing Unity Bands from Cancer Research UK.

These bands are knotted together as a show of unity and strength against cancer.