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.
We know 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 from down the back of the sofa, or raising £50 by hosting a virtual games night. Every penny makes a difference.
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: