A charity devoted to a vital cause is pledging to paint Banbury purple next month to highlight the extent of youth homelessness in the town.
Banbury Young Homelessness Project (BYHP) works with vulnerable young people throughout north and west Oxfordshire.
On Friday, October 4 Banbury folk are urged to help raise funds for the charity by dressing up in purple.
Offices, schools and shop fronts across the town are encouraged to hold purple parties, inviting staff and pupils to wear purple for the day and hold events to raise money for an important local cause.
Anna Day, BYHP chief executive, said: “Banbury Goes Purple is a fabulous opportunity for local businesses, shops and community groups to promote the fact they care so much about such a great cause – putting an end to youth homelessness.
“We’re really excited with the take up so far and look forward to transforming the town purple for the day in support of a good cause!
“It is not too late to get yourself involved with the big day, so get ordering your Banbury Goes Purple packs now.”
To get in on the action order your purple party packs from BYHP’s On A Roll shop in Church Lane or ring Kim on 01295 259442 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Also on sale this month are purple wristbands which can be bought to show your support for ending youth homelessness.
BYHP is always looking for people to donate a couple of hours here and there as volunteers for the charity.
Volunteers bring invaluable skills and experience to BYHP and in return gain experience which will enhance their personal development.
For more information about the charity and to find out more about volunteering, go to www.byhp.org.uk