Willowbrook Hospice is encouraging people to join them on 29 May in the Kiss-May national selfie campaign to raise awareness and funds for hospice care.
With the population rising and people living longer, the need for hospice care is continually increasing. Anyone who has been diagnosed with a terminal illness should have the support they need to make their final moments count. Britain’s 232 hospices need to collectively raise £1.8million every day to ensure that these crucial services can continue to care and support patients and their loved ones. Willowbrook Hospice alone needs to raise £10, 656 every day. Without the public’s support, local Hospice Care would not be possible.
That’s why Willowbrook is asking people to pucker up and send a kiss to someone they miss, texting the words KISS29 £2 to 70070 to donate £2.
How to get involved:
• Before the 29 May, like the Kiss-May Facebook page and follow them on Twitter.
• Put on some red lippy, pucker up and take a selfie – on your own or with a group of friends if you prefer. Guys, you can take part too by having a cheeky lippy imprint on your cheek.
• Share your selfie online at the Kiss-May Facebook page or Twitter feed, using the tag #KissMay. Why not dedicate your kiss to someone you miss?
• Send a text message with the words KISS29 £2 to 70070 to donate £2. The cost is £2 plus the standard message charge for their phone tariff).
Nichola Saunders, Head of Fundraising at Willowbrook Hospice says:
“We’re incredibly proud of the care and support Willowbrook offers to local people and their families, many of whom are going through the most difficult time in their lives. The Kiss May campaign is an easy and fun way for people to help raise funds for Willowbrook and we’re hoping that all of our supporters will share a ‘red lipstick selfie’ for #KissMay.”
Andrea Fragata-Ladeira, CEO of The Care2Save Charitable Trust, organisers of #KissMay, says:
“Hospice Care is something that may affect all of us at some point in our lives and hospices need to raise growing amounts of money in order to continue providing the essential care they do. We hope the public join us in supporting #KissMay for hospice care. It’s time we declare our support for hospices around Britain to help secure their future.”