Hundreds to go red for hospice

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HUNDREDS of people are set to go red to help Dorothy’s Dream come true.

Dozens of businesses and schools have signed up to take part in The Rowans Hospice’s Ruby Slipper Day in aid of the £1m appeal to fund a home service.

The fundraising day, on Friday, February 18, will see people wearing the colour red and donating to the campaign.

So far those to have signed up include: Barclays Bank, Biscoes, BP garages in Havant and Petersfield, Cardsave, College Park Infant School in North End, Estee Lauder, Glanvilles Solicitors, Grange Junior School in Gosport, Home of Comfort, IBM North Harbour Club, Mill Hill Children’s Centre in Waterlooville, New Futures Recruitment, Quayside Education Centre, Stay Local, The Directory Group, Tiger Tiger, the University of Portsmouth, Warings Contractors and Waterlooville Health Centre.

Ann Cooper, head of fundraising and marketing at the hospice, said: ‘We’ve received so many calls from people who are really looking forward to supporting this event. We hope to raise at least £5,000 towards Dorothy’s Dream.’

She added: ‘It’s not too late to sign up, so if you’d like to join in please give us a call.’

People taking part in the Ruby Slipper Day are asked to donate £2 to the Dorothy’s Dream appeal on the day, and schoolchildren are invited to make a donation of £1.

To register for the fundraiser visit