Hospice Care Week, 8th-14th October 2018
A national initiative to help raise the profile of hospice care across the UK
Hospice Care Week is an annual awareness-raising week of events and activities to help raise the profile of hospice care across the UK.
This year over 100 local hospices will be highlighting how hospice care can help change lives during the week of 8th - 14th October.
We’ve got some exciting events to tell you about during Hospice Care Week:
Don’t miss these key dates
On Thursday 11th October join us for fashion, fun and fizz at our By Design Fashion show in the High Cross in Leicester city centre - Hosted by DEBENHAMS personal shoppers featuring clothes from the LOROS By Design shop. The event aims to raise awareness for LOROS and our 31 shops by encouraging shoppers to step out of their comfort zone, choose charity and shop LOROS. Find out more.
On Friday 12th October join hundreds of others helping us celebrate and get involved in our annual LOROS Yellow Day. We’re calling on every business, school, shop and organisation in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to take part in a simultaneous non-uniform/dress down day. We want everyone to wear an item of YELLOW clothing or an accessory, a smile and bring a £1 donation. LOROS Local will be at the High Cross in Leicester so come on down and join us!
Saturday 13th October is the Big Day Out at LOROS Hospice, our free, annual, family-friendly event. This year’s event will have activities for all the family. There will be street food vendors, live entertainment, food and craft market offering local produce and handmade crafts, a raffle, movie characters meet and greet, children's activities and lots more! Find out more.
On Sunday 14th October it’s the Leicester Marathon in Victoria Park, Leicester, with runners taking part to raise funds for the Hospice. If you’re not taking part, come along for the spectacle and support your local heroes.
LOROS Local Our mobile resource will be out and about in various locations, offering you the chance to find out more about what we do and promoting our events.
Come and meet us at:
- Monday 8th October Coalville, Morrisons car park
- Tuesday 9th October, Loughborough Market Place
- Wednesday 10th October, Oakham opposite Specsavers
- Thursday 11th October, Melton Mobray Market Place
- Friday 12th October, Leicester City Centre, Highcross
Our shops will be getting in on the act with their window displays featuring comments collected from local people about what LOROS means to you. Why not come in and browse through the goodies on offer. Look out for our digital screen displays in each shop, with information about who we are, what we do and telling you about forthcoming events in the calendar. Find out more about our shop locations.
Our Youth Engagement Officer will be visiting various local schools during the week to raise awareness of the services offered by LOROS, as well as the impact that young people can have within their community. This will include talking about the opportunities they can be involved with following Hospice Care Week, including volunteering, work experience and Hospice School. For more information please email us.
- Look out for posters advertising on buses and promoter stands out selling lottery tickets and scratch cards
- We’ll also be doing regular updates online at loros.co.uk
We rely on the support of our local community to ensure that we can be there. It’s only with the support of people like you that we can continue to care for our patients, their families and carers.
Donate now to help us raise the £7.7 million it costs us every year to keep delivering our services.
You can also donate via your mobile. Simply text CARE24 and the amount to 70070. So to donate £5, all you need to do is text CARE24 5 to 70070. It’s that simple and you will receive an instant thank you!
If you would like to find out more, please call (0116) 231 3771 or email firstname.lastname@example.org