Success for LOROS Open Day for another year running as more than 2,500 people visit raising nearly £11,000 for Hospice

Published on 19th October 2017

LOROS’ Open Day saw more than triple the amount of people visit the Hospice than last year and raised nearly £11,000 in what was a hugely successful event for the charity.

Complete with live music throughout the day, a pop-up bar and a range of craft and food stalls, the day drew in a total of 2,585 visitors.

The Big Day Out at LOROS, which raised just over £10,800, included fun activities for all the family, giving visitors the chance to see what a Hospice really looks like from the inside.

Yasmin Mears, who helped organise the event, said: “We were overwhelmed with the number of people who visited our Big Day Out on Saturday; I think the whole team is still on cloud nine.

“We are extremely pleased to reveal that we tripled visitor numbers after 800 people came to the event last year.

“And, while the amount of money raised was a bonus and the total was completely unexpected, the main aim of the event is to raise awareness of the work LOROS does and dispel some of the myths surrounding Hospice care.”

The Leicester Rapid Relief Team offered to organise the BBQ for the event, with all 600 of their burgers being sold within the space of one-hour-and-a-half.

Also outside was a Prosecco cart and a children’s train ride, with LOROS Local converted into a pop-up Pimms bar.

For younger visitors, there was a petting zoo, face painting, tombola and plenty of craft fun to be had.

There was plenty to keep the adults entertained too, including a raffle, along with a number of food and craft stalls to help them indulge in a day of retail therapy.

Fellow event organiser, Sophie Quinn, added: “We wanted to ensure there really was something for everyone at our Open Day and I think we achieved just that.

“It was so nice to see so many people, returning and new visitors, with huge smiles on their faces, as they enjoyed exploring LOROS.

“The buzz that filled the air was unbelievable, we hope everyone, including the visitors and our stall holders, enjoyed the event as much as we did.

“On behalf of The Big Day Out Team, we would like to thank every single person who visited on Saturday, as well as all of our wonderful volunteers, staff members and stall holders who helped make the day such a success.”

The event kicked off another hugely successful Hospice Care Week for LOROS, which also included their first ever Bridal Event, on Thursday (12th October), along with Yellow Day and the Leicester Marathon.

For more information on supporting LOROS, visit loros.co.uk/support-us

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