Paint the town blue for Hospice Care Week

Paint the town blue for Hospice Care Week
As part of the Norfolk Hospice’s 35th Anniversary Celebrations and in support of Hospice Care Week, staff at The Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House are Going Blue

The second week of October sees a national week of celebration led by Hospice UK for Hospice Care Week. There are more than 200 hospices across the UK providing inpatient and home support for people and their families. It takes 40,000 staff, and more than 125,000 volunteers to provide the care they need. End of life care is one of the things that we will all need at some point, two-thirds of the £1.4 billion per year needed to run an essential public service comes from you - in public donations, legacies, shops, lotteries and events.

To celebrate Hospice Care Week, The Norfolk Hospice Tapping House are running a campaign called ‘Paint the Town Blue’ where they are encouraging local businesses and organisations to ‘Go Blue’ from 7th - 13th October. You can get involved in any way you want – hold a blue themed dress down day, create a blue window display, run a blue raffle or tombola, a bake sale or blue quiz. There are already a variety of local businesses signed up to take part including Kenneth Bush Solicitors, Ring Associates, No. 4 Salon and Smiths the Bakers. Kings Lynn Town Hall will also be lit up blue on Friday 11th October to support the campaign.

The Norfolk Hospice can provide anyone taking part with posters, stickers, donation buckets and more as well as featuring them in their social media campaign throughout the week.

Hospice care is free, but it's not cheap. It's important and demanding, and most of all, it's very special. Join in this October and play your part to give local people and their families the care they need and deserve.

All proceeds from the ‘Paint the Town Blue’ will go directly to The Norfolk Hospice. The Hospice, has been providing care, comfort and compassion to those in the West and North Norfolk communities nearing the end of their lives, and to their families and friends, since 1984. Current services cost over £2.5million per year to run; the NHS funding only 31% of this, with the majority coming from the support of events such as this.

To find out more or to register your business contact Lindsey Atkin, Community & Corporate Fundraising Manager on 01485 601701 or lindsey.atkin@norfolkhospice.org.uk.

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