Wear purple and raise money for Cancer Research

Wear purple and help raise money for Cancer Research UK PNL-150514-161403003
Wear purple and help raise money for Cancer Research UK PNL-150514-161403003

Pick out some purple and help raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Relay for Life Aylesbury 2015 will be turning the town purple on Friday, July 3 to raise money for the charity, and awareness of the disease, which affects one in three people.

Schools and businesses are signing up for Purple Friday, which will see them wearing purple clothes and wigs, and donating cash for the privilege!

Purple Friday is a new initiative for 2015, and is a simple and fun way to take part in the fundraising no matter what your age of fitness level.

Paula Kirby, chairman of Relay for Life Aylesbury, explained: “Many individuals and organisations want to be involved in Relay but can’t form a full team.

“Dressing up for the day in purple, the colour which honours our cancer survivors, is something everyone can do.”

Relay for Life Aylesbury takes place for 24 hours from noon on July 4 at Aylesbury Rugby Club.

Teams have to keep at least one team member on the walking track throughout the event, day and night.

Now in its seventh year, Relay for Life Aylesbury raised a staggering £103,166.42 for Cancer Research UK in 2014 through the amazing efforts of 32 teams.

So far 27 teams have signed up for 2015, with 256 members and 22 cancer survivors.

The 2015 fundraising target is £95,000 with all money raised helping to support Cancer Research UK, whose ambition is that three in four people will survive their cancer in the next 20 years.

Paula added: “Relay honours those who have lost their lives to cancer, celebrates the lives of survivors, raises money to help fund ground-breaking cancer research and, most importantly, is fun,” said Paula Kirby.

“Purple Friday is another way we can support Cancer Research UK and the amazing work it does.”

For more information about Purple Friday and to find out how you can take part, email contact relaypaulak@hotmail.com or relay-rita@hotmail.com or visit