Decorated dunny takes tour of Grafton

THE Studio One Dance Academy is 'tyred' of cancer and hoping to 'flush it out' by raising money for the Cancer Council through the annual Relay For Life event.

This year the group has gone all out in their fundraising efforts, presenting the travelling purple toilet, an initiative involving a decorated dunny that is dropped off outside businesses and homes and will only be moved after a small donation is made to the Studio One Dance Group Relay for Life team.

"It is a fun way to raise money in the community - for as little as $10 you can just have some fun with a friend," Studio One Dance Group operator Gail Harding said. "Everyone is worried that they might have a toilet left on the front of their doorstop.

"It is creating a fair bit of interest. When we visited our first business, Hanks Kitchen, yesterday people loved it so much they were just giving us donations on the spot, which is fantastic."

The purple toilet will be 'touring' Grafton until the Relay for Life event on March 19, where it 'might' make a few visits to neighbouring teams.

Ms Harding said the Studio One Dance Academy entered a strong contingent in the relay for life every second year, in an effort to give back to the local community.

"I don't think we have had any family in the studio that has not been touched by cancer in one way or another," she said. "We just think it is a fantastic way for our group to raise money for cancer research and give back to the community."

The loo, which is luckily filled with flowers and nice smells, will be randomly parked outside homes and businesses, however, there is the opportunity for people to nominate the next home for the dressed-up dunny.

It will cost a $10 donation to move the toilet on (however that does not mean it won't come back). A $20 donation allows the person to pick the next location for the toilet and a $30 'toilet insurance' donation will ensure that the purple pooper will not return to the address.

Contact Gail on 0429423312 for loo news.

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