Wear yellow for a day and help Dorothy’s Dream become reality

112717-746_DOROTHY_YELLOW_SR_3/8/11'Staff at The Rowans want to encourage people to wear yellow on Fridays during August to raise cash for Dorothy's Dream.''Picture:Steve Reid 112717-746
112717-746_DOROTHY_YELLOW_SR_3/8/11'Staff at The Rowans want to encourage people to wear yellow on Fridays during August to raise cash for Dorothy's Dream.''Picture:Steve Reid 112717-746

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STAFF at the Rowans Hospice are calling on people from across the area to go yellow to help Dorothy’s Dream come true.

The hospice is appealing for as many people as possible to help it complete its yellow brick road and raise the £1m needed to launch the new hospice at home service.

Businesses, groups and organisations are being encouraged to wear something yellow on any Friday of this month.

You can wear a yellow tie, T-shirt, dress or hair band – anything you want – and donate £2 to the Dorothy’s Dream appeal on the day.

The Rowans is holding its fundraising day on Friday, August 19.

Chief executive of the hospice Ruth White said: ‘The yellow continues the Wizard of Oz theme.

‘If you don’t have anything yellow, cover yourself with yellow objects or yellow flowers.

‘Have fun with the theme and help raise the funds to support our hospice at home appeal.’

The Go Yellow day is part of the hospice’s Big Push to reach the magic million for the new home service.

For years the hospice has wanted to branch out into home care and support people in Portsmouth and south-east Hampshire to spend their last days in the comfort of their own homes.

And the fundraising appeal is almost there as it has just hit £731,000.

A previous colour-themed fundraising day – the Ruby Slipper Day, which saw people wear red – helped raise thousands of pounds for the appeal.

If you would like to take part in the Go Yellow day, call the hospice on (023) 9223 8531.

We would also love to hear from anyone planning to take part. Call us on (023) 9262 2619 or email rachel.hawthorn@thenews.co.uk