The Hospice of St Francis is launching a new initiative post-Christmas aimed at people who are looking to cut back on the treats they enjoy in January.
Whether it’s a daily latte, chocolate bar, cream cakes or that nightly glass of wine, the Hospice is asking people to show their willpower by giving up their favourite treat and donating the money they save to the Hospice to support its care throughout the first month of 2018. There are also sponsorship forms available to give an extra incentive and cheat passes to purchase for those who think its going to be tough to make it through the month without alcohol or coffee!
All the details including hints, tips, virtual reward medals and cheat tokens to use in an emergency are available through the sponsorship pack available at www.stfrancis.org.uk/giveupgiveback. It’s free to sign up and anyone can participate in the challenge at anytime towards the start of January with the aim of keeping up the challenge for a whole month.
Lucy Hume, Community Fundraising Manager, who herself is ditching the chocolate says, “After Christmas, many people feel the need to give something up especially if they’ve over-indulged during December. Give Up 2 Give Back is a win win for everyone as it’s easy for anyone to get involved from kids to mums, dads and grandparents, it's a healthy initiative and it’s also doing good by donating money to a good cause right at the heart of our own community.
“By just giving up your afternoon snack, coffee or pint of beer at the pub and contributing what you can in donations you can help give back to patients and their families coping with life-limiting illnesses this winter time. Just £5 will mean two patients with a poor appetite can enjoy a delicious and nutritious smoothie prepared by our Head Chef. I’ve already pledged to give up chocolate and am making the most of December before I test my willpower in January!”
To find out more and watch videos of what Hospice staff are giving up, visit www.stfrancis.org.uk/giveupgiveback.