Fundraisers show their true colours
SUMMER fun in the sun took on a distinctly yellow hue for one Macclesfield family.
Whilst holidaying in the Algarve, Portugal, Sarah Dale convinced all 11 members of her family to don yellow clothing to help support the East Cheshire Hospice Yellow Day campaign.
A Yellow Day fundraiser is designed to bring a little sunshine into any daily routine – from wearing yellow socks to holding a lemon sucking competition – as long as it’s fun, raises money for the hospice and involves the colour yellow.
Sarah, an advanced nurse practitioner at the hospice, says her family’s Yellow Day was a practical and effective way of making a positive contribution to the hospice.
Sarah, 39, said: “As a nurse working at the hospice every day, I know how difficult it can be for families and patients as they face the loss of a loved one. We laugh, we cry and support each other.
‘‘We are always looking for ways to provide our services free to the people who need them and that means raising vital funds – whether it be pennies or pounds, even a little helps a lot of families.
“I work with an amazing team of nurses, doctors, volunteers, fundraisers, catering, and housekeeping staff that make every day count for our courageous patients and their families at a time when they desperately need help.”
Sarah has taken part in several fundraising events for the hospice, including the recent Bubble Rush, and says she is even “considering” the sky-diving event in July.
Fundraising officer Camilla Crockett says the campaign has been hugely successful with more than 3,000 people taking part since it was launched a year ago.
She added: “We’ve had schools, nurseries, businesses and individuals taking part.
‘‘The idea is a very simple one, everyone is invited to hold a yellow day at work, school, with friends or family – and each yellow day can happen, when, how and where they like.
There’s more information about Yellow Days on the East Cheshire Hospice website eastcheshirehospice.org. uk/yellowday
●● Sarah Dale (fourth from left) with her ‘yellow’ family on holiday in Portugal