In an ever changing world, adapting and making the most of what we have is important.
Over the last few weeks our teams have taken every day as a new day, greeting each day with a fresh approach and adapting to meet the needs of all our patients and our community.
Your fun and fundraising can do the same!
We’ve suggested a few ideas of how you can bring a ray of sunshine into your lives and the lives of your community. We’ve also shown you how you can turn your fun into fundraising but, our ideas are not the limit... the virtual sky is the limit.
We want you to put a rainbow of joy over your household and your community to do whatever is ‘fun to share’ and whatever is ‘fundraising to care’.
Here are just a few random ideas to inspire you, your family and your friends, that can help your community whether you’re simply sharing or caring.
For the gamer in your house
Fitness for Fundraising
Work out in your own space and at your own pace. Courtesy of our friends at Just Giving, here is how you can harness the power of your garden gallop, your backyard bounce or your daily constitutional by turning your fitness into fundraising fun. Please find our Fitness Fundraising Guide here.
Whatever you’re doing please do take care, stay safe and keep within the current government guidelines.
A question of fun
Find the clever-cloggs amongst your family and friends by putting on your own virtual quiz!
Banish the board game boredom
Make it a marathon and make your marathon count for care, by getting your mates to sponsor your scrabble spectacular, chess championship or Buckaroo! Bonanza.
Karaoke for Dr Kershaw’s
Inspired by Britain’s Got Talent? Got an amazing voice but never had the opportunity to show it off? Now is your time to shine. Take to your phone and show us what you’re made of by staging your own virtual concert for family and friends. You can use Zoom or Facebook live or even video your concert and post it to your page. And just like any sensational singer, you can charge entry through Just Giving or Facebook Fundraising and donate the proceeds to the Hospice!
Stop it for Dr Kershaw’s
If the time is right for you to give something up to make a difference to you and your community – do it for Dr Kershaw’s. Whether you’re ditching the drink, saying ‘stop’ to your smoking or chopping out chocolate, let your friends and family show their support for you and at the same time the Hospice and Stop It For Dr Kershaw’s. Start up a Just Giving (www.justgiving.com) or Facebook Fundraising (facebook.com) donations page and see the difference you can make for yourself and others.
You can have fun and fundraise in so many ways, just remember to stay safe and make sure it’s legal!
If you are Doing It For Dr Kershaw’s, we want to know about it so we can support you and, with your permission, share the sunshine with the whole community.
Here’s how you can contact our friendly, helpful team:
Facebook: Direct message us www.facebook.com/drkershawshospice
Instagram: Direct message us Instagram/drkershawshospice
Twitter: Direct message us @kershawshospice
By Post: Dr Kershaw’s Hospice, Turf Lane, Oldham, OL2 6EU
Please only send in post if you are able to do so safely, following current Government guidelines – your health is paramount.
Please note: We would like to share your stories and pictures with the whole community through social media. We may also use the things you send us in a press release. If you would not like us to use your stories and pictures in this way but prefer we simply share them with our staff, please let us know at the time you send them to us. Thank you.