Hospice Care Week, 5th-13th October 2019
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 5th-13th October.
We’ve got some exciting events to tell you about during Hospice Care Week:
Don’t miss these key dates
Saturday 5th October
Saturday 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.
Thursday 10th October
The Big Picture. Have you ever wondered what it takes to run a hospice like LOROS? LOROS supports more than 2,500 patients each year and need to raise at least £6 million in funds. 65,820 meals are prepared for patients each year and 1,500 volunteers help support the Hospice. These figures are so big it’s hard to imagine. This Hospice Care Week (7-13th October) LOROS is showing people what it takes to run a Hospice. We've created a big picture, a huge picture in fact which uses items from the Hospice to illustrate the numbers.
Our mobile resource centre will be out across Leicester during the week, come along and say hi, play some of games and find out more about our services.
Our shops will be getting in on the act with their window displays featuring a baking theme and some interesting facts about #WhatItTakes to run a hospice. 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 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.
LOROS Celebrates Hospice Care Week with Gurdwara Event
Venue: Guru Amar Das Gurdwara
For further information, please contact Anjana Vaja 0116 231 8452
- 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 £8.2 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