We are proud to announce that The Shakespeare Hospice is our Charity of the Year. From 1st November 2016 Blue Skies will be supporting, raising money and awareness for this local charity and hope to raise a target of £6000 over the course of the year.
ABOUT THE HOSPICE
The Shakespeare Hospice believes that every young person and adult living in our community with a life limiting illness, and those who matter to them, should be supported with the care and compassion they need. They aim to do this by providing expert holistic and specialist care for those suffering illness and supporting groups such as carers, cancer survivors and young people affected by a life limiting illness. Further information about the hospice can be found on their website.
They are proud to be recent winners of the GSK Impact* Award that recognises excellence in national charities improving health and wellbeing in their communities, beating more than 400 organisations to win the accolade and £30,000 in unrestricted funding.
WHAT ARE WE DOING
As well as being involved throughout the year in events organised by the hospice, we are aiming to hold our own fundraising event every quarter.
We have decided on the target figure of £6000 which will help the hospice to purchase transitional care equipment. Many of the young people they support have complex illnesses and by providing sensory equipment they can give these young people new experiences and improve their quality of life.