Invitation to shine in aid of St Catherine’s

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PEOPLE are being encouraged to “Go Silver for St Catherine’s” as part of the hospice’s 25th anniversary celebrations.

On Friday February 11 a special Silver Day fundraising event will take place where schools, offices and workplaces are invited to adopt a silver theme in return for a donation.

People might, for example, want to wear something silver, or dress up their classroom or office in silver to join in the spirit of the day.

Funds raised from the Silver Day will go towards the hospice’s current appeal to raise an extra £250,000 this year to help take hospice services closer to people’s own homes.

Director of funding development, David Marshall, said: “It would be fantastic if as many people as possible got behind Silver Day.

“We want people to be as imaginative as they can as long as they follow the silver theme and support the appeal.”

Mr Marshall said the day provided everyone with an opportunity to make a contribution, large or small, to the hospice’s 25th anniversary appeal.

He said: “People don’t have to donate a huge amount on Silver Day, just join in the spirit of the day.”

If everyone in the area donated £1 that would raise a staggering £220,000.

For more advice on how to take part, contact Saint Catherine’s Hospice fundraising department on (01723) 378406.

You can also let the Evening News know about your plans as events may be featured in the paper.