Today (4 October) is the start of Hospice Care Week. The week highlights the awareness of how important hospice and end of life care is for people across the UK.
It is also an opportunity for local hospice’s, to raise much needed money so that they can continue to ensure every patient experiences a journey towards the end of life that is peaceful, comfortable and free from worry and pain.
Michael Sobell House in Northwood, one of the areas largest hospice’s, opened its doors to the community in 1977 and has since supported countless patients and families.
Every year, they need to raise around £1.9m to provide vital care services to the local community as NHS funding only represents less than half of their annual running costs.
The team are asking the local community to purchase an ‘I’m going yellow for my local hospice’ sticker, choose a day this week (4 – 8 October), get your friends, colleagues, family, and schools involved and ‘Go Yellow’, wearing your craziest yellow outfit or accessories to help raise awareness of and funds.
To sign up and purchase the ‘Go Yellow’ stickers, visit their website.