ISLE OF MAN Hospice is raising money for World Cancer Day on Monday, February 4, by asking everyone to donate £2 to hospice to wear their favourite jumper for the day.
‘Cosy Jumper Day’ is particularly timely after the recent touching story of Cumbrian 17-year-old Alice Pyne, who lost her battle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma this month, and whose website ‘bucket list’, which contained a list of things she wanted to do before dying, gained worldwide attention in 2011.
The local hospice cares for 350 patients a year and the children’s hospice, Rebecca House, currently looks after 24 children and their families.
Four in ten people are affected by cancer at some stage in their lives and the hospice movement makes a huge difference sufferers and their families with the support it provides.
Hospice celebrates 30 years of care on the island this year and to commemorate the landmark the local fundraising team has arranged 30 events aimed at raising a total of £300,000.
If you would like to join in on February 4, contact the fundraising team on 647434. The team will be happy to come out and take photos of any participating companies, shops or schools, which will then be displayed on facebook and the hospice website.
Anyone interested in further information about hospice can visit the charity’s website www.hospice.org, follow them on Twitter, or visit their Facebook page.