READY FOR RELAY: Barb Handley, Meg Doyle, Shay Woods, Shannon Schloss, Ajay Datt and Karsten Duvel Paint the Town Purple.
READY FOR RELAY: Barb Handley, Meg Doyle, Shay Woods, Shannon Schloss, Ajay Datt and Karsten Duvel Paint the Town Purple. Emily Bradfield

Dalby painted purple for relay awareness

PURPLE was the go-to colour along Dalby streets this week as shop fronts showed off their best and brightest hues in support of the Dalby Relay For Life.

Businesses joined the fight against cancer for the annual 'Paint the Town Purple' week, with the aim raising awareness for the relay and getting more people involved in the fundraising efforts.

Barb Handley from the Cancer Council Dalby branch said every little bit of money helps to make a difference, with funds raised going towards accommodation lodges for cancer patients and their families.

"Every dollar, even every ten cents that we earn makes a difference to somebody, helps them with accommodation or transport,” she said.

"It's just an amazing help, when a loved one has cancer... it's a massive thing to come to terms with and to cope with so I just think this is really good.”

Donut King was one of many businesses in Dalby who got involved for Paint the Town Purple this week, donating the proceeds of their special mini donuts towards the relay.

Owner Shay Woods said the store wanted to do something to get involved.

"It's a good cause. We're not in a position to put a store team in, so we wanted to do something to help.”

It's not too late to get involved in this year's relay which will be held at the showgrounds on October 13, as they will be taking team registrations until the day the relay starts.

With five weeks to go, the Dalby Relay For Life already has more than 200 participants registered across 27 teams, and they have reached just over a third of their fundraising goal.

The celebrations aren't over yet, join the Dalby Cancer Council for a sausage sizzle and live music in front of Hedges Sports Store on Saturday, September 7 from 9am.