Go on a pur­ple patch in hos­pice fundraiser

Colour­ful day lined up to boost char­ity do­na­tions

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - COMMUNITY NEWS - By Camilla Good­man camilla.good­man@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

A HOS­PICE is call­ing on peo­ple to ‘Go Pur­ple’ next month to help raise cash for the char­ity.

The Hos­pice of St Fran­cis will celebrate Hos­pice Care Week on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 9.

How peo­ple de­cide to Go Pur­ple is up to them.

They could wear some­thing pur­ple, bake pur­ple iced cakes and host a cof­fee morn­ing or be cre­ative and or­gan­ise their own pur­ple-themed fundrais­ing ac­tiv­ity – any­thing from sit­ting in a bath of pur­ple gloop or turn­ing their hair a del­i­cate shade of mauve.

The aim is to make pur­ple the colour of the day and help the hos­pice turn pur­ple into pounds.

The hos­pice is call­ing on ev­ery­one, in­clud­ing school chil­dren, work col­leagues, lo­cal busi­nesses, the re­tired and mums and dads, to get inspired and get in­volved.

Com­mu­nity fundraiser at the hos­pice Sarah Ajder said: “Go Pur­ple is go­ing to be fun! It can be as easy as pop­ping the ket­tle on for a few friends or wear­ing pur­ple lip­stick for the day and do­nat­ing a few pounds to the hos­pice.

“It’s also a great ex­cuse for work col­leagues to band to­gether and hold a bake-off com­pe­ti­tion, or for lo­cal busi­nesses to sup­port us by or­gan­is­ing a pur­ple themed pro­mo­tion.

“What­ever you do to Go Pur­ple, all we ask if that you have a laugh in the process and help us raise money to fund our spe­cial care.

“By do­ing some­thing pur­ple, you will show your sup­port for our ded­i­cated team of nurses and med­i­cal staff who care for pa­tients with a life-lim­it­ing ill­ness, and their fam­i­lies, who need sup­port here at the hos­pice, at home or in a care home.

“Mauve, vi­o­let, laven­der or li­lac, there are many shades of pur­ple and many ways you can sup­port Go Pur­ple!

“What will you do on Oc­to­ber 9 to show you care?”

For a Go Pur­ple pack, call 01442 869 555, email gop­ur­ple@stfran­cis.org. uk or visit www.stfran­cis. org.uk/gop­ur­ple.

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INDI-GO FOR IT: The Hos­pice of St Fran­cis is urg­ing peo­ple to Go Pur­ple on Oc­to­ber 9

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