Purple patch in Morley for breast cancer fundraiser


Ivars Egils, Kathryn Wheatley, Lorna Cherrie, Marian Smith, Dee Hague, Lynne Gadsdon, Elizabeth Soulsby, Warren Elliott and Julie Pickett sport purple bras for the fundraiser.
Ivars Egils, Kathryn Wheatley, Lorna Cherrie, Marian Smith, Dee Hague, Lynne Gadsdon, Elizabeth Soulsby, Warren Elliott and Julie Pickett sport purple bras for the fundraiser.

A MORLEY Salvation Army thrift shop raised more than $850 for charity last month.

The Morley branch took part in Breast Cancer WA’s Purple Bra Day after a donated bra sparked the idea.

Staff wore purple bras and provided baked food for the cause.Morley resident and Salvation Army team member Lorna Cherrie said regular customers and a staff member suffered from breast cancer.

“One of my colleagues has also been affected by the disease so I wanted to do something to show my support for them as well as others,” she said.

“The most memorable moment of the day for me was seeing everyone have an absolute ball of a time, and seeing ‘The Bossman’ Warren come down from his office and sport a purple bra for the occasion.”

Breast Cancer Care WA offered personalised practical, emotional and financial support to people affected by breast cancer.