November 21 2014.

Three years ago, Mortons Media employees Malcolm Wheeler and Nikita Leak introduced ‘Purple Day’ to their workplace to raise funds for the Lymphoma Association. Both were personally motivated; Wheeler is in remission with lymphoma, and Leak’s father died from the condition. Each purple day, participants come to work adorned with as much purple as possible.

So far this year, the initiative has raised £1,125. Mortons CEO Ian Fisher helped by pledging £5 for each employee wearing something purple, and with over 100 people getting involved, it has cost him £500 and counting.

As part of the fundraising, a contest was run amongst employees to be “as purple as you dare”. The prize, donated by a Mortons advertiser, was a narrow boat holiday, and was won by employee Nathaniel Moody.

"We are blown away by the generosity and support from our friends in Mortons,” said Wheeler and Leak in a joint statement, “and we’re so impressed by the lengths the purple people went to. That money will be a massive help to the Lymphoma Association, an organisation that we have both benefited from.”

Pictured L-R: Nathaniel Moody (competition winner), Bruce, Glynis (kneeling), Nikita Leak, Malcolm Wheeler (purple hair), Tania, Lynn, Lee and Catherine.