This campaign is inspired by Bobbie Black who died aged 23 when she lost her battle with her mental health problems. On the 22nd October, the anniversary of her death, family and friends wear something purple or turquoise in memory of her.
In 2016, Martin Wailes, a close friend of Bobbie’s died unexpectedly from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome. Purquoise Day is in memory of Bobbie, Martin and other young people who have died too early.
It is easy to take part – just wear something purple or turquoise on 22nd October in memory of our friends and young people who died too soon.
You can also donate money to a charity of your choice or support me in raising money for my local mental health charity, Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind or Martin's mum, Sue, raise money for CRY - Cardiac Risk in the Young.
To donate click the Just Giving buttons above the photos.
...remembering our friends and young people who have died too soon...
creative arts festival
19th October 2019 at 12 noon
Visit our Arts Festival in Coatham Memorial Hall,
7 Coatham Rd, Redcar TS10 1RH.
Featuring an exhibition and sale of art donated by students of The Northern School of Art.
Buy unique gifts from our artist pop-up shop, take part in creative workshops making greeting cards, decorating chocolates and up-cycling with PEG creations.
Dress up in Purquoise for Instagram corner, buy delicious cakes on the cake stall, and enjoy refreshments and try your luck on the tombola.
There will be live music every hour starting with Rockulele. We look forward to seeing you there.