This autumn, as part of a nationwide initiative with 16 other hospices, St Catherine’s Hospice is asking you to invite your family, friends or colleagues to a Big Get Together.
Your Big Get Together can be anything you like, from a cocktails-and-canapés evening to a board games night, from a pamper party to a 1920s gin and dancing event; so whether you dust off your dancing shoes, decorate those cakes or dig out your wine glasses to raise money it doesn’t matter, it just matters that you do!
By hosting a Big Get Together you’ll be helping local people living with terminal illness to socialise with others in a similar situation at St Catherine’s Day Hospices in Crawley and Reigate. Stanley is just one person who attends Day Hospice. He explains: “At St Catherine’s, I can talk to people who truly care and share my thoughts and feelings with others who understand. I honestly couldn’t do without my weekly Day Hospice visits. St Catherine’s gives me something to look forward to and feels like home. Every time I come here, I feel completely enveloped in love.”
You can hold your Big Get Together on a date that suits you but St Catherine’s is encouraging as many people as possible to host a get together during national Hospice Care Week, which takes place from Monday 9th October to Sunday 15 October, and celebrates the work hospices do caring for people in their local communities.
Hannah Cooke, Events Fundraising Assistant at St Catherine’s said: “Hospice Care Week is the ideal time to support your local hospice, show off your hosting skills, and spend quality time with family, friends or colleagues. Your efforts hosting a Big Get Together will make a huge difference to the people we care for, and we can’t wait to hear all your Big Get Together plans!”
Ready to find out more? Sign up online at: http://www.thebiggettogether.org.uk/hospice/stch/ or call St Catherine’s fundraising team: on 01293 447355. You can also visit: www.TheBigGetTogether.org.uk for ideas and inspiration.
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