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Celebrities support hospice fundraising campaign

25 September 2014

Bring a Pound to Work logoPauline Quirke and Marti Pellow are among a number of celebrities supporting Rowcroft Hospice’s latest fundraising campaign, Bring a Pound to Work.

The campaign, which is taking place during nationally run Hospice Care Week from Monday 6 – Sunday 12 October, invites employees of local businesses, organisations and schools to bring one pound to work with them for one day during the week.

Hayley Norrish, Community Fundraising Officer for Rowcroft Hospice, explains: “Our Bring a Pound to Work day is an amazingly easy idea; simply sign up for a fundraising pack, ask all your colleagues to bring one pound into work with them for one day during Hospice Care Week, collect all the pounds, and send them into Rowcroft!”

Cyclist Colin Lewis and chef Mitch Tonks are among the many well-known names supporting the campaign.

Pauline Quirke with Bring a Pound to Work signPauline Quirke said: “I am delighted to be supporting Rowcroft Hospice's Bring a Pound to Work campaign for Hospice Care Week. Bringing just £1 into work is no effort at all, but can make a huge difference to the work of hospices. I've brought mine in, now how about you?!”

The aim of Hospice Care Week, which is organised by national charity Help the Hospices, is to raise awareness of the services provided by Rowcroft within the local community.

Hayley adds: “Collecting your pounds during Hospice Care Week will help make a huge difference to the services provided by our Community and Hospice at Home teams across South Devon. Together the teams are able to provide care for patients and their loved ones nearer to the people and places that matter to them.”

You can visit www.rowcrofthospice.org.uk/bring-a-pound to sign up for your own Bring a Pound to Work day today, or to find out more about Hospice Care Week, visit www.rowcrofthospice.org.uk/hospicecareweek

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