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Paint the town blue as local hospice fundraising week returns

A hospice fundraising event is returning for the fourth year this February and local people are invited to get involved. 

Blythe House Hospicecare and Helen’s Trust is hosting #GoBlue from Monday 12th to Sunday 18th February. 

The fund and awareness raising campaign invites local supporters to ‘go blue’ by wearing blue clothes or fancy dress, hosting a blue-themed event or taking on a challenge, and decorating their schools or workplaces. 

Emma from Chapel-en-le-Frith is supporting #GoBlue in memory of her beloved Grandpa, Pete, who received care from the hospice and died in the comfortable surroundings of his own home, with his family beside him. 

Emma, aged 10, said: ‘I want to encourage other people to raise funds for Blythe House and Helen’s Trust to help people to die at home like my Grandpa wanted to.’

Sophie Wheeldon, senior community fundraiser at Blythe House and Helen’s Trust, said: ‘#GoBlue is the opportunity to help raise vital funds for the hospice, but it’s more than just a colour; by embracing all things blue, you are helping us to raise awareness to people in your local community about the importance of good-quality hospice care. We want to educate as many people as possible about the care that we provide to help patients and their families who are affected by a life-limiting illness or bereavement across North Derbyshire.’

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