Earlier this year we decided to launch the first ever Willow Week to celebrate the wonderful work of the team at Willow Burn. For over 30 years they have been improving the quality of life for people living with life-limiting illnesses and their families. As the only adult hospice in Derwentside, the team provide a vital range of specialist services, including counselling and family support, which enable people with serious illnesses to make the most out of life.
Willow Week 11 May 2020 – 17 May 2020
This week is a special time in the Hospice calendar as it is marks both International Nurses’ Day and Dying Matters Awareness Week. We could have postponed Willow Week this year in light of the pandemic, but other dates wouldn’t have had such a special significance and we want this to become an annual date in the Derwentside diary.
Why should you join in?
Staff can’t do their vital work without you! There is often a perception that hospices are predominately funded by external sources however this is not the case. Whilst a small percentage of funding does come from local Government, the main running costs are funded through the generous donations and support from you, the local community.
Willow Week is for everyone
We encourage as many people in the Derwentside Community to get involved with Willow Week – your success doesn’t depend on special skills or fitness levels, it is simply a week to celebrate the work of your local Hospice.
Register For Willow Week
We completely understand that fundraising may not be your priority at the moment. But now, more than ever, Willow Burn Hospice needs your help. We are asking our amazing supporters to please do what they can, whether that’s raising £1 by filling a jar with loose change, donating £4 by text or raising £100 by launching a virtual quiz night. Every penny counts.
Find tips, advice and inspiration below for how you can make the first Willow Week a success for your Local Hospice or download a fundraising pack here: Willow Week Fundraising Pack
You can register your Willow Week activity with Rachel Todd and will help you every step of the way:
If you don’t want to fundraise but would still like to donate, please follow this link: Donate or text: WILLOWWEEK to 70085 to donate £48
*Texts cost £4 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £4 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text WILLOWWEEKNOINFO to 70085.