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Hospice has bright ideas
2:03pm Wednesday 9th October 2013 in News
BURY Hospice fundraisers hope the borough will be awash with yellow to mark Hospice Care Week, which starts on Monday.
The charity, based in Rochdale Old Road, is calling on people to “do something sunny for money” by holding yellow-themed fundraising events.
Yellow is the colour of the hospice movement and the week aims to banish misconceptions of hospices by raising awareness of the work they do.
Hospice staff hope people across the borough will also use the week to think of ways to help raise the £8,000 a day needed to run the new 12-bed hospice, which opened earlier this year.
The events can be held throughout October by individuals, shops, businesses, schools, churches, community groups and other organisations.
Suggestions for fundraisers include having a custard eating competition, decorating a school or business with yellow, and holding a yellow raffle.
Sunflower lapel pins will be on sale at more than 200 places, including at the hospice’s four shops and warehouse.
Michelle King, the hospice’s community fundraiser, said: “Yellow events can be as simple as making a few cakes with yellow icing and selling them at school or work, guessing the number of yellow sweets in a jar or having a ‘wear something yellow to work’ day.
“If anyone wants to do something sunny for money, they can contact me at the hospice and we’ll do our best to support their event.”
To get involved in Hospice Care Week: contact Mrs King on 0161 797 1748 (extension 214) or email michelleking@ buryhospice.org.uk.
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