Be seen in yellow and green in aid of hospice

Go Green and Yello Day for St Peter & St James Hospice SUS-150917-161349001
Go Green and Yello Day for St Peter & St James Hospice SUS-150917-161349001

St Peter & St James Hospice in North Chailey is encouraging everyone to wear green and yellow on Friday October 9 as part of Hospice Care Week to help raise needed funds.

The hospice thought it would be fun to brighten the day by asking people to delve in their wardrobes and find something green or yellow to wear to raise funds for the Hospice during Hospice Care Week. It could be a hat, socks, clothing, bag, boots or whatever you have – the brighter the better!

Hospice Care Week runs from 5 -11 October with this year’s theme being ‘Connecting Care’. St Peter & St James wants to raise awareness of all aspects of hospice care to as many people as possible and Hospice Care Week provides the perfect opportunity to do this with World Hospice Day and Palliative Care Day taking place on Saturday 10 October.

The suggested donation is £2 for each person taking part and the funds raised will go to the hospice which relies on 86% of its funds coming from the community to continue providing vital care for patients.

Carolyn Robinson, donor relationship manager at St Peter & St James Hospice, said: “Sometimes it’s fun to dare to do something a little different and last year we had plenty of photos of supporters wearing all shades of greens and yellows participating in our Go Green and Yellow Day. It also helped raise several hundred pounds for the hospice. We were delighted with the support. If you dare to wear yellows and greens to help the hospice…we would love to hear from you.”

If you work for, or manage, a business and would like to support the hospice through fundraising, email or call 01444 471598.

Report and picture contributed by St Peter & St James Hospice.