St Catherine’s Hospice is asking the local community to bring together their family, friends or work colleagues for a Big Get Together to support their local hospice.
They say that ‘staying in is the new going out’ and now, St Catherine’s has teamed up with eleven other hospices across Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Berkshire, to launch a brand new initiative that asks people to swap a night out for a night in, in exchange for donations for their hospice-tality.
Staying in isn’t only a chance for you to show that you’re the host with the most, it’s also a chance to show your support for St Catherine’s, and to help make sure your local hospice can continue to provide vital end of life care to people in your community.
Your Big Get Together can be as simple or sophisticated as you like. Whether you host a family barbeque; cocktails-and-canapes evening; games night, pamper party, fancy dress or PJ party, anything goes!
• £35 would fund a counselling session for a bereaved relative
• £48 would cover the cost of a patient receiving a visit from St Catherine’s Practical Care Team in the comfort of their own home
• £56 would provide an hour’s physiotherapy or occupational therapy, helping a patient to live well and remain independent
• £170 would enable a patient to visit St Catherine’s Day Hospice for an entire day, to meet others in a similar situation and enjoy activities as varied as art and music, meditation and exercise classes.
When you sign up to join the Big Get Together, you’ll get lots of support including a fundraising pack, a Big Get Together money box and template invitations, posters and bunting to help you publicise your event.
A dedicated website (www.TheBigGetTogether.org.uk) can also help you with ideas and inspiration to make your get together a night to remember.