Pin support on Rowans Hospice with a Dorothy badge

SUPPORT Ann Cooper from the Rowans Hospice with the two new lapel badges  Picture: Allan Hutchings (112463-428)
SUPPORT Ann Cooper from the Rowans Hospice with the two new lapel badges Picture: Allan Hutchings (112463-428)
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HERE’S a new way to show you want to make Dorothy’s Dream come true – by wearing an appeal badge.

The Rowans Hospice has launched two new pin badges to help raise the remaining £279,000 needed for the appeal, which will fund a new service to support terminally-ill people who want to spend their last days in the comfort of their own homes.

Ann Cooper, head of fundraising and marketing for The Rowans Hospice, said: ‘These badges offer a visible way to symbolise your support for The Rowans Hospice at Home appeal, aimed at giving people choice about where they want to be cared for in their final days of life.’

There are two types of pin badges; a 3D PVC badge (pictured below left) which is available for a suggested donation of £1, and a limited edition gold enamel lapel pin which is available for a suggested donation of £2.

Both badges can be bought at The Rowans Hospice in Purbrook Heath and in the Rowans Hospice charity shops in Havant Road, Drayton; Marmion Road, Southsea; Queens Parade, Waterlooville; South Street, Emsworth; Fratton Road, Fratton; Stoke Road, Gosport; High Street, Bishop’s Waltham; and High Street, Petersfield.

Badges can also be bought from The News Centre in Hilsea and at our offices in West Street, Havant; West Street, Fareham; High Street, Gosport; and Lake Road, Portsmouth.

They will also be on sale at the Rowans Hospice’s summer fete on Sunday, and will be sold on The day of the hospice’s bed push on Saturday, July 23. This will see teams of Rowans’ staff and volunteers push a bed from the hospice to Canoe Lake in Southsea.

Follow the plans at rowanshospice.co.uk.

If you would like to hold a Big Push event email fundraising@rowanshospice.co.uk or call (023) 9223 8531.

THE BIG PUSH

The Big Push is on to reach the £1m target for the Dorothy’s Dream appeal.

To hit that magic million, the hospice has organised a Bed Push to take place on Saturday, July 23.

It will see dozens of people take it in turns to push a bed from the hospice to Canoe Lake in Southsea. The event will start at 9am and go through Cosham, North End, Commercial Road, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, along Southsea seafront, and finish at Canoe Lake about 3pm. There, a big picnic will take place for all to attend.