18th March 2014
Let's turn Sussex purple
Across Sussex in companies, clubs, churches and schools plans are afoot to turn Sussex purple on Friday April 4th to raise money to help fight a devastating childhood cancer — Neuroblastoma. A new website has been set up to help anyone interested in participating find out how to get involved on Facebook.
Hastings Direct is one of over thirty organisations (actual 33) now signed up to the Let's Turn Sussex Purple challenge including Little Common School, Identity Signage & Printing, Azur Marina, Sussex Bed Centre, Commando Fitness UK, Senlac Inn, Boom Active Kids Fitness, St Mary's Nursery, Battle, Yummy Bakes, Ore Clinic, Battle Pre-School, Paul McCleery PT, Senlac Inn, BJ Events, 4050 Media, Medica, St Leonard's Glass, Heart of Sidley, Jigsaw Day Nursery (YMCA Hastings), Fat Face (Battle), All Saints Church (Sidley), Rare and Unique (Shop — Sidley), Rainbow Childcare Centre, Little Stars School of Dance, HAS Property, Pendragon Parties, Castledown Primary School, Brighton University (Hastings Campus), Qiana Bridal, Tempo — Specialist Running Shop (Eastbourne), A Bunch of Actors and Tollgate Community Junior School.
Staff from one of the county's biggest employers Hastings Direct are organising a bake sale, face painting and a purple theme dress down as part of their efforts to raise as much money as they can.
Hundreds of Sussex children will be joining in to raise money for this childhood cancer disease:
Chris Hawkes, event organiser, Let's Turn Sussex Purple: "Anyone can participate just by wearing something purple on the day but we also have fundraising kits available for any Sussex organisation that would like to join us — all you need to do is email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Neuroblastoma is a very aggressive childhood cancer and two children each week in the UK are diagnosed with this life limiting cancer. The NCCA helps families access potentially lifesaving treatment whilst supporting research that not only aims to introduce new treatments but also bring existing internationally available options here to the UK.
Anyone can get involved — just wear purple on the day and donate via the Just Giving page — www.justgiving.com/TurnSussexPurple — or by sending a text PURP52 £1 (or £2, £3, £5, £10) to 70070 or by visiting a group who is taking part to donate.