The Charity Night for the Ladies’ Day performances will be the Mayor’s nominated charity – The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice. Performance details are here
The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice exists to give vital support to children with a life limiting or life threatening condition (and their families) across Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield. There are more than 400 children and families in our area who need the help the hospice offers. In October 2010 the Hospice at Home service was launched to support families in their own homes. There are currently more than 20 children and their families who are being supported this way and each week this number increases.
The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice is currently being built in Brackenhall, near Huddersfield. It is due to be completed by the end of 2011 and will have cost £2.5m to build and equip. The charity must raise over £2.5m per year to ensure they are able to help the children & families who come to them for support. This hospice receives less than 2% of their funding needed to run the service, from the Government.
The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice is extremely proud that Councillor Eric Firth (the current Mayor of Kirklees) has chosen the hospice as the Mayor’s Charity for 2011/12. He aims to raise £100,000 for the charity during his year in office.
To find out more about the Hospice, fundraising events, ways to volunteer etc please visit their website, Facebook or Twitter sites at: