Go purple for Hartlepool & District Hospice

Deputy Head at Jesmond Gardens School Victoria Kelly and pupils.
Deputy Head at Jesmond Gardens School Victoria Kelly and pupils.

PEOPLE are being urged to join in a colourful fundraiser to boost a vital charity.

Hartlepool & District Hospice is asking people going to school and work on Friday, March 27 to wear something purple.

I know from personal experience, as do many others in our school and local community, what a worthwhile cause this is and the superb support the Hospice provides.

Jane Loomes, headteacher at Jesmond Gardens Primary School

Purple Day is designed as an easy way to raise awareness and funds for the hospice.

A number of organisations and schools have already signed up including Hartlepool College of Further Education, Hartlepool Sixth Form College, Matalan and the Civic Centre.

Janice Forbes, community fundraiser at the hospice, said: “So far we have had a brilliant response from organisations signing up to take part and we are hopeful that Hartlepool will be a sea of purple on Friday, March 27.”

Jane Loomes, headteacher at Jesmond Gardens Primary School, said: “Our school is delighted to be taking part in Purple Day.

“The hospice is an amazing charity which is right at the heart of our local community and it is vital we do all we can to help ensure it can continue to provide its wonderful services to patients and their families at a difficult time.”

“I know from personal experience, as do many others in our school and local community, what a worthwhile cause this is and the superb support the Hospice provides.”

The hospice invites everyone to share photos from the day on their Facebook page, while you can donate £1 to the hospice by texting PURP13 £1 TO 70070.

If your school, business or club would like to take part in Purple Day, contact Janice on (01429) 855555.