Residents in Corby are being asked to pull out all the stops during Lakelands Week and show their support for the town’s hospice.
From Saturday, September 14, until Saturday, September 21, staff, volunteers, supporters and patients will be raising awareness of the hospice, in Butland Road.
People are being asked to support events to be held during the week and to hold their own fundraisers.
During the week Lakelands will launch a DVD on its work and services which was made with the help of Corby actor Brendan Coyle, star of the hit TV drama series Downton Abbey.
One of the founders of the hospice and a trustee Vic Hardy was the driving force behind the making of the film and is proud of the outcome,
He said: “Everyone in the borough knows of Lakelands but not many are aware of the depth and range of services we offer and what a warm friendly and happy place the hospice is on a day-to-day basis. We hope that this will help to raise our profile even further.”
To kick-off Lakelands Week dog owners and their pets are invited to take part in Paws for a Cause on Sunday, September 15.
The four-mile walk will start from the Bluebell Inn, Gretton, at 10.30am and walkers can enjoy soup and a roll at the pub afterwards.
People can register on the day, from 10am.
There will also be a curry and quiz night at the Everard Arms pub, Corby, on Wednesday, September 18 and a car wash at the hospice on Saturday, September 21, from 10am until 4pm. Karcher has supplied the cleaning equipment and a car wash will cost £5.
In addition, hospice supporters and fundraisers will be in Corby town centre every day holding collections.
Paul Marlow, Lakelands community fundraiser, said: “If any companies would like to support Lakelands Week by holding a mufti day or a bring a pound to work day or a bake off they can contact the hospice and we will support their event.
“We would like individuals, groups and businesses to put on anything that they can during Lakelands Week, from a cake sale at lunchtime to a mufti day, darts night, a quiz or even a Come Dine With Me event at home with friends.”
People can also make a donation by texting ‘LAKE75 £1, £2, £5, £10’ or however much they can give to 70070 during Lakelands Week.
Anyone who would like to put on an event, or who has a fundraising idea for Lakelands Week can email Paul at PaulMarlow@lakelandshospice.org.uk or call 01536 747755.