Flying the purple flag for breast cancer
Donnybrook was littered with colourful undergarments last week as the community, local businesses, police and firefighters came out in support for a vital cause.
The IGA Purple Bra Day on Friday again raised much-needed money for Breast Cancer Care WA and had people turning their heads in the town’s main street.
Becoming an annual event organised by the Bendigo Bank Donnybrook Community Bank Branch, men and women donned purple bras while a sausage sizzle kept hungry mouths fed.
Bendigo Bank assistant branch manager Morgan O’Connor said the day was for an important cause that also kept the community bank involved with locals.
“It’s important and we combine it with IGA ... it’s part of our community message, sponsorship and giving back to the community and just having a bit of fun as well,” she said.
“Cancer fundraising is always important but we’re always looking, as a community bank, to get actively involved in any fundraising or sponsorship opportunities.”
She said the bank’s workers really embraced the day and the cause behind it.
“It’s a fun day, we have a lot of fun with it and we like to get dressed up and be a little bit silly,” she said.
She said the day was an opportunity for the entire community to get involved and organisers were grateful of the support from police and firefighters, as well as IGA which donated sausages and buns for the sausage sizzle.
Bank board director Angelo Logiudice said it was imperative the bank continued to support cancer research and the community.
“Everyday there is someone coming down with the symptoms and battling cancer, I think as a community to be involved it’s a really great help towards finding cures and making people more comfortable for the future,” Mr Logiudice said.
“It’s imperative that we keep on this path and make sure we can continue to support.
“For a community bank to be involved in this sort of activity, it just shows how we drive the importance of these sorts of things.
“The support that comes back to the community is huge and we thank everybody for being a part of our community and also of the community bank.”
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