Banks, firies get behind Purple Bra Day

South Western Times
Morgan O’Connor, Dennis Scoullar, Zoey Askevold, Helen Atwell, Ben Anderson, Kym Kent and Kyoh Phillips, who drew up in a fire truck to draw attention to the event.
Camera IconMorgan O’Connor, Dennis Scoullar, Zoey Askevold, Helen Atwell, Ben Anderson, Kym Kent and Kyoh Phillips, who drew up in a fire truck to draw attention to the event. Credit: Pamela Harrison

Bunbury and Donnybrook Bendigo Bank branches threw their support behind Breast Cancer Care WA’s Purple Bra Day, donning purple bras, tutus and bow ties to raise awareness and money for the cause.

The charity provides personalised emotional, practical and financial support and care to women and men affected by breast cancer.

Ranger Jess fastening Kyoh Phillips bra.
Camera IconRanger Jess fastening Kyoh Phillips bra. Credit: Pamela Harrison

Each event had staff members manning the barbecue for a fundraising sausage sizzle in partnership with IGA, with each branch surpassing their target of $500.

Donnybrook branch customer service supervisor Kym Kent sincerely thanked “all those who bought or just donated, and helped make the few hours such a success”.

Donnybrook Fire and Rescue members Ben Anderson, Dennis Scoullar and Jess Cooper did their part to support the cause – drawing attention to the event by arriving in a fire truck.

Kym Kent, Brad Johnson and Tara Carroll from the Donnybrook Bendigo Bank branch happily support the cause.
Camera IconKym Kent, Brad Johnson and Tara Carroll from the Donnybrook Bendigo Bank branch happily support the cause. Credit: Pamela Harrison

Ben Anderson said the crew was always happy to support the local community.

“The Bendigo Bank which is a Community Bank, is always supporting our community so we like to support the Bank in any way we can,” he said.

“People need to remember that men can also get breast cancer.”

Bendigo Bank Bunbury branch staff Ashton King, Kiara Dawson, Kelly Stone and Donna Bauden join mascot “Piggy” to raise money for Breast Cancer Care WA’s Purple Bra Day.
Camera IconBendigo Bank Bunbury branch staff Ashton King, Kiara Dawson, Kelly Stone and Donna Bauden join mascot “Piggy” to raise money for Breast Cancer Care WA’s Purple Bra Day. Credit: Emily Ace / South Western Times

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