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Andrew Lawson, Bill Way, Sue Arnold and Kay Tomlins hope businesses won’t drag the chain for the Noosa Relay for Life.
Andrew Lawson, Bill Way, Sue Arnold and Kay Tomlins hope businesses won’t drag the chain for the Noosa Relay for Life. Peter Gardiner

NOOSA businesses are loving the chance to put their competition in the outhouse while at the same time helping promote the first Relay For Life in Noosa at Sunshine Beach State Primary School oval on the weekend of June 2-3.

While many businesses might not be enjoying a purple patch trading-wise in these tougher times, that could change thanks to the novelty value of having the relay's Purple Flusher on their door.

Cancer Council Queensland Relay For Life co-ordinator Sara Morley encouraged all local businesses to have some fun by pulling the chain on their rivals while helping to support a good cause.

"There's no better way to say g'day to your competitors than to shove a gaudy purple outhouse on their doorstep," she said.

"We are hoping that all businesses will jump on board and join us for a laugh while supporting the fight against cancer."

The local Men's Shed donated their time to construct the flashy flusher, which will be transported from business to business with the help of Air-Up Australia.

Its first toilet stop was outside Jacko's Cafe in Tewantin, where local X-Factor finalist Andrew Lawson, who has been put on a pedestal more than once, did the honours of officially launching the do-gooding dunny.

For a donation of $50 from a local business, the Noosa Relay For Life committee will put the toilet on the yard of another business of their choice.

That business will then have the opportunity to choose another business to flush.

If that business refuses to take up the challenge, they are caught short with the toilet in the front of their business for two days.

Or they have the option for express removal for just $20 extra.

Flushing insurance is also available for $60 for those who do not wish to be dumped on with the dunny.

Ms Morley said it was vital for teams to start registering now to make the event a success.

Register for this year's event by calling 5451 6000 or visiting relayforlife.org.au.

Topics:  business, cancer council, competition, relay for life


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