Janet Lyne Hyde, from Warfield, will be turning Moss End Garden Village purple from the 1st of November to raise vital awareness of pancreatic cancer in memory of her husband.
Moss End Garden Village will be taking part in many activities throughout the month including lighting up purple, planting purple pansies and decorating the Garden Centre with purple bunting. There will also be a table at the entrance with leaflets about the disease and merchandise with donation boxes scattered around the garden centre.
Moss End has also organised a raffle which will include a limited edition purple teddy – donated by Lesley and Bruce at Garden 4 Seasons -, a Christmas cake decorated by Laura and a painted vintage chair, including floral display for a garden or porch feature, donated by Karen and Steve from Country Mouse.
Shops throughout the Garden Village will also be taking part in the activities with Al the Butcher taking part in a sponsored head shave and Robyn’s Nest Café stocking purple themes treats and an afternoon tea on the 16th November.
Turn It Purple is Pancreatic Cancer Action’s flagship awareness month campaign which takes place every November. It is a chance for families, friends, and communities to unite to show their support for those affected by pancreatic cancer. It is also an opportunity to raise awareness of the disease which will soon be the UK’s 5th biggest cancer killer and has the lowest survival rate of all common cancers – just 5%.
Pancreatic Cancer Action is committed to working towards earlier diagnosis of the disease so that surgery, currently the only cure, is made available to the sufferer. The charity fund research into early diagnosis, provide medical education programmes, and launch awareness campaigns.
Ali Stunt, Founder of Pancreatic Cancer Action, said: “We are so delighted that Janet has organised these amazing events to happen in her Garden Centre. Events like these are vital to raising awareness of the disease so thank you so much.”