THE OWNER of a garden centre is turning it purple to raise awareness of a form of cancer. 

From November 1 Moss End Garden Village in Warfield will be covered in purple pansies and purple bunting as Janet Lyne Hyde memorialises her husband, who died of pancreatic cancer. 

There will also be a table at the entrance with leaflets about the disease and merchandise with donation boxes scattered around the garden centre.

Moss End will also run a raffle which will include a limited edition purple teddy, a Christmas cake and painted vintage chair.

Other activities come in the form of a head shave by Al the Butcher and purple themed treats on sale at Robyn’s Nest Café.

Turn It Purple is Pancreatic Cancer Action’s flagship awareness month campaign which takes place every November. 

It is a chance for families, friends, and communities to unite to show their support for those affected by pancreatic cancer, and to raise awareness of an illness with the lowest survival rate of all common cancers.

Ali Stunt, Founder of Pancreatic Cancer Action, said: “We are so delighted that Janet has organised these amazing events to happen in her Garden Centre. Events like these are vital to raising awareness of the disease so thank you so much.”