St Clare Hospice urge Harlow schools to “Go Bright”

Charity / Thu 30th Mar 2017 at 11:50am


ST Clare Hospice is calling on their local schools, workplaces and community groups across West Essex and East Hertfordshire to put their creative fundraising skills to the test by taking part in their first ever ‘Go Bright for St Clare’ campaign.

The West Essex charity is launching the week-long campaign as part of their community fundraising activities and the event promises to be the ‘brightest week in the St Clare calendar.’ Taking place from Monday 22 May to Sunday 28 May, local St Clare supporters are invited to hold ‘bright’ events in aid of the charity – raising awareness and funds for the cause.

St Clare Community Fundraising Lead, Dani De’ath, is co-ordinating the inaugural ‘Go Bright’ week and explained: “‘Go Bright’ is all about supporting St Clare Hospice, your local hospice charity. Our lovely, bright St Clare logo is all the colours of the rainbow and we want to celebrate the brightness and happiness that St Clare brings to the lives of our community – by holding a whole week of bright, rainbow-coloured celebrations for St Clare!”

Dani continued: “One of the first things patients and families often say to us when they arrive at St Clare is how lovely and bright the hospice is, and what a happy and peaceful atmosphere it has. It is often not what they expected, as they imagine a hospice to be a dull and dingy place. That is another reason why we have chosen to call it ‘Go Bright’ week – helping to spread the word that St Clare is a bright and happy place.”

Commenting on range of ‘Go Bright’ events that participants could organise, Dani said: “Why not hold a ‘Go Bright’ dress-down day at your school or workplace – by donning the brightest clothes in your wardrobe; bake a bright rainbow cake and hold a bake sale; wear a bright-coloured wig for the day or wear your brightest facepaint? Whether you dress up, eat cake, wear a wig or paint your face, you will be part of the brightest week in the St Clare calendar – and help to raise awareness of our work and raise much-needed funds for us.”

Dani continued: “The great thing about ‘Go Bright’ is that your fundraising plans can be a simple or as elaborate as you like – and whether you raise £20 or £200, every pound really does count. We have even put together a handy ‘Go Bright’ fundraising resource pack with a whole host of bright ideas to get you started! But when it comes to putting the ‘fun’ in ‘fundraising’ the world really is your oyster – so be as imaginative as you can. We cannot wait to see what our local schools and supporters come up with this year!”

Running from Monday 22 May to Sunday 28 May, ‘Go Bright for St Clare’ is open to all local schools, businesses and community groups across West Essex and East Hertfordshire – the catchment area of the hospice.

For more information about how you can get involved in St Clare’s first ever ‘Go Bright’ week and to download your free resource pack, visit www.stclarehospice.org.uk/event/go-bright-st-clare/ or contact St Clare Community Fundraising Lead, Dani De’ath, on 01279 773738 or [email protected]

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