Moray cancer research supporters urged to turn Purple

Let's do Purple - CLAN hoping for colourful boost.
Let’s do Purple – CLAN hoping for colourful boost.

PEOPLE IN MORAY are being urged to adopt the colour purple this month to show their support for a local cancer charity.

CLAN Cancer Support are encouraging individuals, businesses, schools and groups throughout the north east to adopt the colour for a day.

From lighting up a building, planning a purple party to dyeing your hair, selling purple cakes and creating a purple window or reception display in your business or shop – or just wearing purple, there is no shortage of innovative ways in which people can get involved.

The month-long event was first held in 2013 as part of the charity’s 30th anniversary celebrations, with schools across the region turning purple in support.

Now the colourful day has become a mainstay in the charity’s event calendar with Susan Crighton, CLAN’s fundraising manager, encouraging people to take part again this year.

She said: “We’re looking for people to pick a date in September and show their support to CLAN. This could be in any shape from having a wear it purple day to holding a special purple only bake sale – the opportunities are endless.

“We’re looking for individuals, businesses, groups and schools to get involved and we have already had a number of places sign up to take part.

“Of course, there is a fundraising element to the month-long event but it is a really important awareness raiser for us as we want as many people as possible, throughout the areas we have a presence within, to be aware of CLAN and the services it can offer.

“Our own wellbeing centres, including CLAN House in Aberdeen, as well as our range of shops will also be taking part, with a range of purple items and clothing being stocked which could be a help to those looking to take part in their own business or school.

“This is one of our most fun organised events and gives people the chance to make a difference to the lives of those affected by cancer in the north and north-east of Scotland.”

Go Purple for CLAN packs and more information can be requested by emailing the charity’s fundraising team on

A dedicated Go Purple for CLAN donation page can be found online.