Would-be fundraisers are being urged to have a fun-packed get-together with lots of laughs to raise money for Chichester’s St Wilfrid’s Hospice.
Staff from the city hospice recently joined colleagues from sixteen other hospices to kick-start this year’s Big Get Together campaign – and with it a pledge to spend cash raised on the care the hospice provides.
The costs of running the hospice and all of its service currently runs at almost £20,000 a DAY!
Jasmine Cotton, from St Wilfrid’s, said: “It could be a family barbeque, an evening of sophisticated cocktails and canapés, a coffee morning with friends, a pamper party, dinner party or even a Halloween party; it can be as sophisticated or as silly as you like.
“The Big Get Together is all about having fun with friends and family. It’s a fabulous excuse to let your hair down and spend some time making happy memories with those people who are important to you.
“Every penny raised will go towards providing free hospice care to people from across Chichester and the surrounding areas and supporting their loved ones at some of the toughest times in their lives.”
The campaign started with a with a colourful vintage-themed afternoon of Swing dancing on Brighton’s iconic Palace Pier.
Guests at the launch were treated to an energetic afternoon of Swing Dance lessons from Swing Patrol UK, accompanied by live music from the talented band Ultraswing, followed by a vintage afternoon tea.
Jasmine added: “Everyone had the most fantastic time and were quickly surprising themselves with their new moves!”
To register your interest and find ideas and inspiration for your perfect Big Get Together visit www.TheBigGetTogether.org.uk. Alternately, call Jasmine on 01243 755199 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.