Nurses at Willen Hospice took a well-earned break to help launch our annual fundraiser, ‘Go Blue for Willen’, this week. The team got into the spirit of the theme by tucking into blue cakes and decorating the hospice with metres of knitted blue bunting created by our patients in the Wellbeing Centre.
Go Blue for Willen runs from 2 – 15 March, and work places, schools, families and friends are being encouraged to take part in a blue-themed fundraising event of their choice during the two-week campaign, which takes its theme from Willen’s corporate colour.
We have come up with a list of suggestions for people to take on, which includes taping your teacher, boss or colleague to a wall, dressing in blue or denim for the day, holding a blue bake sale or blue themed games. Whatever people take on, Go Blue is all about having fun and raising vital funds for Willen Hospice.
Sarah Sweet Rowley, Associate Director of Community Development, said, “Go Blue for Willen is one of the most important campaigns in our calendar. It provides a great opportunity for people to have a bit of fun while raising vital funds at the same time. The community are always so supportive and we love seeing the different ways they get involved. We’d love to hear from people who are joining in, so please get in touch and share your photos on social media!”
Our high street shops will also be getting involved by holding a Blue Cross Sale for shoppers to grab some bargains during the fortnight.
Willen Hospice needs to raise £4.7 million a year, that’s £9 a minute to continue caring for patients at the Hospice and in the community. To find out more, visit www.willen-hospice.org.uk/blue More fundraising ideas and downloadable resources are available on the Hospice website www.willen-hospice.org.uk/blue or call 01908 303071.