Busselton businesses are going blue this month to raise awareness and funds for local charity partner Busselton Hospice Care. For more than 20 years BHC has supported thousands of local families with crucial services around death, dying, grief and loss in the Busselton, community free of charge. Now multiple local businesses are banding together to raise funds for the organisation. This year they aim to raise $100,000 to ensure the continuation of their services. The Bay Life Op Shop was one local business to get involved, holding a “Blue Day” fundraiser last Tuesday, with all takings for the day donated to the cause. The team dressed up in their best blues, managing to raise $868 from purchases and donations, with the store choosing to bring the total to $1000 for the BHC. The shop will also be having a donations box at the till for the remainder of the month with proceeds going towards the cause. Also amid the action is Origins Markets with general manager Pip Close saying the market was supporting the fundraising campaign in a number of ways. “Our outside lights will be lit up in blue all month in support of Busselton Hospice Care, posters have been placed at participating vendor stalls with a QR code so visitors may donate directly to this invaluable local service,” she said. “Many of our small businesses within the markets have also introduced special items in support of ‘Go Blue’, donating profits to the cause.” Busselton Hospice Care Inc CEO Claire Langdon said the aim of Go Blue for June was to raise funds to ensure the important and impactful community-based services can continue. “No one should have to walk alone in grief, and Busselton Hospice Care . . . do this completely free of charge, with no limits on how much each individual or family uses the service. But we rely on fundraising to do this as we receive no ongoing financial support from government,” she said.