National campaign Hospice Care Week takes place from 5-11 October and we need your help to spread the word about our vital work in the local community.
Now in its fifth year, Hospice Care Week is an annual event led by Hospice UK to raise awareness about the work of the hospice sector throughout the UK. This year’s campaign is focused on the theme ‘Connecting Care’ and the pivotal role hospices play in bringing together families, care professionals, fundraisers, and the wider community.
So how can you get involved in the campaign? It couldn’t be easier! We’re calling on all our amazing volunteers, fundraisers, supporters, patients and their families to take a special pledge and tell just one person about the impact that St Luke’s has had on their lives.
How can I take the St Luke’s pledge?
Here are a few simple ideas to get you started:
- Send a message on social media starting with the words: “I pledge to tell 1 person about St Luke’s”
- Post your fantastic fundraising pictures on social media and tag in your friends so they can see them
- Engage with the hashtag #hospicecareweek
- Change your Facebook or Twitter profile pictures to the St Luke’s logo
- Add a Hospice Care Week twibbon to your profile pictures – find out how to do it here
- Join in with the big social media Thunderclap at 1pm on Tuesday 6th October – click here for the simple instructions
And don’t worry if you aren’t particularly social media savvy, there are plenty of other ways you can take our pledge and help to spread the word. Pick up the phone and speak to a friend, or simply have a chat with your neighbours and work colleagues.
As part of Hospice Care Week, on Tuesday 6 October at 7:00pm we are also staging a special drop-in session at our Winsford home where local people can pop in, meet some of our team, and find out about how we are connecting care within our community and learn about the variety of services we are involved in, including our growing Befriending Scheme.
To reserve your place please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01606 551246 as soon as possible.