Throughout the month of June, community groups, businesses, churches and schools are being asked to Go Yellow and show their support for their local hospice, Treetops.
Treetops provides nursing care and emotional support for adults with life limiting conditions living in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Last year the hospice provided support for over 1,800 people and their families, including Hospice at Home nursing care and counselling.
The Go Yellow campaign aims to raise money for the hospice as well as awareness of the services available for free to local people.
Show your Support
Ele Day, community and events fundraising assistant, said there are lots of different ways people can get involved:
“You can be as creative as you want in the Go Yellow campaign – you can wear something yellow, eat yellow things, or do something yellow like get sponsored to sit in custard to hold a yellow non-uniform day.
“We’ve got lots of suggestions and ideas in the Go Yellow pack that you receive when you register to take part.
“In addition, if you decide to do something crafty, like making yellow hand print paintings or sunflowers, we can display these in our Day Services for guests, visitors, volunteers and staff to enjoy.
“We also have Treetops wristbands and pens that can be put out on display in your GP surgery or reception area so people can show their support that way.”
Treetops services include Support and Information, a Day Care Unit, Hospice at Home nurses and Therapeutic Services including counselling, art therapy and complementary therapy. The hospice has to raise more than £3 million every year to run and 70% of this comes from charitable donations and fundraising activities.