by Kathryn Craven
Hello everyone, it has certainly been a long few months for us all! I do hope that you are weathering the storm.
As it is summer, although at the time of writing this it is raining, I thought I would take this opportunity to update you with details about some of our re-arranged fundraising events and campaigns. Some events unfortunately had to be cancelled altogether; however we tried to postpone and re-arrange as many as possible.
Let’s kick off with one of the biggest events in our fundraising calendar; the Midnight Walk. This event is now set to take place on Saturday 3rd October. Hundreds of our amazing supporters take part in this event every year, walking the streets of York at midnight in support of St Leonard’s. As one of our biggest fundraisers of the year, we really hope you will still get behind the Hospice and join in the fun, whilst raising vital funds which are needed more than ever.
October is also our ‘Make a Will Month’ this year, and will see the launch of our brand new ‘Have the Will to Make a Difference’ campaign. Have your Will professionally written or updated by a local solicitor in exchange for a donation towards patient care. Visit our website or email email@example.com for further information. We will put out more information, including a list of participating solicitors, nearer the time. November and December will see the return of our poignant ‘Light up a Life’ campaign, in which you can dedicate a twinkling light on our Christmas trees in memory of a loved one. The trees in York, Selby and Easingwold are accompanied by a switch-on ceremony and service however, due to current restrictions, this event may be slightly different than in previous years. Nevertheless, it promises to be as moving and heart-warming as ever. Finally we must not forget our ‘Spring’ Lunch with guest speaker, Jay Blades, which was originally scheduled to be in spring 2020, however will now take place on Saturday 23rd January 2021.This event was hugely popular when launched and tickets had sold out, however at the time of writing there are a handful of tickets still available to purchase. Please visit our website for more information – www.stleonardshospice.org.uk
Before I sign off I would just like to say a huge thank you to everyone for your continued support. We look forward to seeing our wonderful supporters again as soon as it is safe to do so.