Do #justonething to support Thorpe Hall Hospice

If, a week into the New Year, you need a little gentle persuasion to stick to your resolutions, the team at Thorpe Hall Hospice are offering a helping hand.

Saturday, 14th January 2017, 8:00 am
Thorpe Hall summer fete. Palmerston Arms Ukelele Group entertain visitors. Crowd shot EMN-160907-194830009

They are giving people from across the region the chance to make a public pledge this month to do #JustOneThing – in the hope that sharing a resolution will reduce the chances of it being broken.

The campaign asks individuals, groups, businesses and clubs to do #JustOneThing to support the work of the Sue Ryder hospice, in Longthorpe, Peterborough. The campaign ties in neatly with New Year’s resolutions, suggesting people challenge themselves to complete a Couch to 5k programme, run a half marathon, take on an international trek, learn a new skill and then use it to raise money, or give their time by volunteering. There’s also the option of decluttering and donating unwanted items to a Sue Ryder shop, or donating via the website.

Head of fundraising Donna Young said: “There’s no better time than New Year to set yourself a new goal or challenge, but sticking to resolutions can be tough. By choosing to do something for charity and then making a public pledge you’ll have lots of friends and family helping you stick to it!”

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Donna, who has worked at Thorpe Hall since September, has taken the opportunity to make her own pledge to fundraise for the charity for the first time – she’s not only going to run a 5km race but she’s roping in her family to join her to maximise sponsorship.

To take part, download the pledge certificate from the website, fill it in and take a selfie and then share on social media.

If you need inspiration for your pledge, Thorpe Hall’s fundraising team would be delighted to hear from you. Email: [email protected] or call 01733 225999.