This October it’s time to get together! 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.
It’s said that ‘staying in is the new going out’ and St Catherine’s has teamed-up with other hospices across Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Berkshire, to launch a new initiative – swap a night out for a night in.
By staying in and asking your guests for a small donation, it’s not 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 hospices.
Your Big Get Together can be as simple or sophisticated as you like – whether you host a cocktails-and-canapes evening; games night, pamper party, fancy dress or PJ party, anything goes!
You can set your date! You might like to host your Big Get Together during Hospice Care Week (October 3-9), when other Big Get Together events will be taking place or another time.
For more information on hosting a Big Get Together, visit: www.thebiggettogether.org.uk/hospice/stch/ or call St Catherine’s Fundraising Team on 01293 447361.[box type=”shadow” align=”” class=”” width=”800″]
£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 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 a day, to meet others and enjoy wellbeing activities as varied as art and music therapy, meditation and exercise classes.[/box]
By Jacob White