Martin House open day gives you the chance to help those most in need
As a fitting introduction to National Hospice Care Week, the community will be given a rare opportunity to see inside Martin House Children’s Hospice and find out how the charity supports families across West, North and East Yorkshire.
Supporters old and new, as well as professionals and parents who may want to find out more about the charity, are invited to drop in between 11am and 3pm on Sunday 2nd October.
Those who call in on the day can find out more about the care and support the hospice offers.
There will be guided tours by members of the team, talks from special guests, a range of activities and refreshments on offer, and chances to find out more about fundraising and volunteering.
Deputy Director of Care, Linda Hedley said: “The theme of this year’s Hospice Care Week is “Hospice care is…”, offering organisations like Martin House the chance to show just what hospice care means for families.
“Martin House is so much more than a building. Our Open Day is an opportunity for anyone thinking about supporting a children’s charity, or indeed already supporting Martin House, to come along with an open mind and discover what hospice care means for children, young people and families in our region.”
National Hospice Care Week runs this year from Monday 3rd to Sunday 9th October.
The family-friendly event at Martin House offers a rare behind-the-scenes view of the hospice, giving supporters the chance to see what a difference their support has made and how the charity plans to use its funds to meet families’ needs over the coming years.
Over 420 families and 150 bereaved families across West, North and East Yorkshire are cared for both at Martin House’s hospice and in families’ own homes.
There is no cost to any of the families using our services, yet it costs in excess of £6 million a year to provide care – the majority of which comes from voluntary donations and fundraising.
For more details about the open day, visit the Martin House website at www.martinhouse.org.uk or contact the fundraising team on 01937 844569.