Cannington Department of Transport to add a splash of colour in aid of good cause on Purple Bra Day


Amy Rickerby, Justin Franklin and Mel Sulzberger from Department of Transport, Cannington.
Amy Rickerby, Justin Franklin and Mel Sulzberger from Department of Transport, Cannington.

STAFF at the Cannington Department of Transport will put their underwear on the outer this Friday for Purple Bra Day.

The annual event presents the perfect opportunity for putting the ‘fun’ in fundraising at the licensing centre.

Now in its fourteenth year, all money raised from the event will go towards providing free access to breast care nursing, counselling, financial and practical support.

Led by 28-year-old Amy Rickerby, the team will don their brightest bras.

Ms Rickerby said breast cancer was a cause close to her heart.

“My aunty is a breast cancer survivor and two of our team members have been diagnosed with breast cancer in the last few years, so this is a disease that can touch all aspects of your life,” she said.

She said she was encouraging the community to get behind them and support the worthy cause.

“We encourage everyone who comes down on the day to spare some change to help make a difference in the lives of local people and their families who are going through a difficult time,” Ms Rickerby said.

Breast Cancer Care WA chief executive Zoe McAlpine said Purple Bra Day was its biggest fundraiser of the year.

“We are aiming high and relying on the generosity and support of individuals and businesses to make this year’s event a success.”

In 2016, it is predicted more that 1500 people would be diagnosed with breast cancer in WA alone.

To donate, fundraise or register for a free hero pack visit Purple Bra Day.