We're getting ready for our second annual Go Purple day on Friday 7th October 2016.
Everyone can get involved – school children, work colleagues, local businesses, mums and dads!
All we ask is that you donate what you can to help people who need hospice services in our local community. What will you do to show YOU care?
There are so many shades of purple and so many ways that you can GO PURPLE to show your support for your local Hospice. How you decide to GO PURPLE is completely up to you.
Invite friends over for coffee and BAKE purple iced-cakes or decorate your kitchen table with purple flowers or napkins!
You could organise your own crazy purple-themed fundraising activity – anything from sitting in a bath of purple gloop or turning your hair mauve, to hosting a purple quiz or party... the ideas are limitless, so be creative.
Alternatively, WEAR a purple top, scarf or hat for the day.
You could simply take a purple selfie, share on social media and text donate by sending PURP01 plus £5 (or your preferred amount) to 70070.
Can’t make Friday 7th October? Not a problem – you can GO PURPLE at any time in October that suits you.
You can also order posters, balloons, banners and collection boxes – everything you need to make your day a great success.
Go Purple Inspiration Station:
Click on the icons below for some inspiration:
We want GO PURPLE to GO BIG, so post your GO PURPLE photos on social media.
Share on our Facebook page or Tweet @Hospicstfrancis and use #gopurple
You can also email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to hear what you're doing!
“By supporting GO PURPLE and fundraising you will be making a difference.
It means expert care from a knowledgeable doctor.
It means a home visit from a specialist nurse or a reassuring outpatient appointment in our Spring Centre.
It means improved mobility from a physio or a cup of tea and a listening ear with a volunteer.
It means days free from anxiety and pain.
It means art or play therapy for a bereaved child. It means laughter and love, at a time when it might have seemed impossible. We couldn’t do it without you! Thank you.”
Karen Martin - Sister at The Hospice of St Francis
Have a look at the fantastic photos below of highlights from last year’s events.