Senior staff at Treetops Hospice Care are spending a day dressed as giant bananas to raise money for the charity as part of their annual Go Yellow fundraising campaign.

Julie Heath, Treetops Chief Executive

Go Yellow, which runs throughout October, calls on individuals as well as businesses, churches, community groups and schools to support their local hospice by raising money through yellow-themed events and by raising awareness of the hospice services available to the community.

Treetops, based in Risley, provides nursing care and emotional support for adults with life-limiting conditions and who’ve been bereaved, their families and friends. All services are provided free of charge.

The Treetops senior leadership team, including chief executive Julie Heath, will be dressing as giant bananas for the day on Wednesday 9 October. Treetops patients, staff, volunteers and visitors to the hospice will also be encouraged to dress in yellow for the day and raise sponsorship.

Rebecca Bostock, Director of Finance

Claire Baxter community fundraiser lead said there are lots of different ways people can get involved with Go Yellow in October:

“You can be as creative as you want in the Go Yellow campaign – you can wear something yellow, hold a yellow-themed bake sale, get sponsored to sit in custard or even hold a yellow non-uniform day or causal Friday.

“In addition, if you decide to do something crafty, like making yellow hand print paintings or sunflowers, we can display these in our Wellbeing Space for our patients, visitors, volunteers and staff to enjoy.”

Phil Shreeve, Director of Clinical Services

Treetops services include Support and Information, Wellbeing Space, Hospice at Home nurses and Therapeutic Services including counselling, art therapy and complementary therapy.

Treetops must raise over £3 million each year to run the hospice.