Coffee van customers get colourful surprise on Purple Bra Day


Andy and Mandy Lynch dress up as super heroes as part of the Purple Bra Day cancer awareness campaign.
Andy and Mandy Lynch dress up as super heroes as part of the Purple Bra Day cancer awareness campaign.

CUSTOMERS of a Maddington mobile coffee van got a surprise when they were served by two superheroes wearing purple bras late last week.

Andy and Mandy Lynch donned the outfits as their contribution for Purple Bra Day to raise awareness and money for Breast Cancer WA (BCCWA) on June 17.

It was the fourth year in row that the Lynchs have supported the campaign.

“Seeing a man wearing fancy dress and a purple bra is definitely interesting to see, and it’s great fun to serve customers while wearing something so eye-catching,” Mr Lynch said.

Mrs Lynch’s mother is a breast cancer survivor, so Purple Bra Day is an important cause to both of them.

“I think it’s a great fundraiser, and it’s something that men can get involved with as well,” Mr Lynch said.

“It’s important for us to raise much needed funds and awareness of breast cancer throughout our community.”

BCCWA chief executive Zoe McAlpine said Purple Bra Day was its biggest fundraising event of the year.

“We aim high and rely on the generosity and support of individuals and businesses to make this year’s event a success,” she said.

“In 2016, over 1500 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer in WA alone.

“These statistics show just how important the support of the community is.

“Whether it be yourself, a friend, relative or work colleague, we all have some sort of connection to breast cancer; Purple Bra Day is a great way to show your support.”