Be a Super (hero) mum and help raise money for children’s hospices
Ever imagined what you would look like dressed up as Wonder Woman or Cat Woman? Maybe you’ve always wondered what your own superpower would be? Later this month, as part of Children’s Hospice Week, families across the country will be going hero-mad and getting creative with capes, lycra and masks to show their support for the very special services provided by children’s hospices.
Children’s Hospice Week, 26 April – 3 May, is the UK’s only awareness and fundraising week for children with life-limiting conditions and the services, like children’s hospices, that support them. This year, the week focuses on the support provided to brothers and sisters of seriously ill children and culminates with Superhero Friday (3 May) – a special day of hero inspired fundraising. Together for Short Lives, the national charity leading the week, is calling on families everywhere to be a hero, join in the fun and help raise vital funds.
Simon Cowell, Patron of Together for Short Lives, comments: “I’m calling on everyone to be a hero and get involved in Children’s Hospice Week this year. You can make a massive difference to the lives of children who may not reach adulthood and also to their families. Please do whatever you can to support them.”
There are plenty of ways for families to join in:
- Dress up and donate: suggest to your local school that everyone dresses as superheroes for the day
- Hero for an hour: encourage the kids to get sponsored to do a good deed after school or donate an hour of your wages Visit http://www.togetherforshortlives.org.uk/get_involved/make_a_donation
- Super power pennies: Get children collect coins during Children’s Hospice Week –every penny counts!
- Heroes vs villains: pick your teams for a tug of war or arm wrestling contest at school or work
- Superpower office sweepstake: donate to play and choose your superpower including ‘Magnetism’; ‘Vortex Breath’; and ‘Internal Sat Nav’! Visit www.childrenshospiceweek.org.uk to download your sweepstake poster
There are also a number of hero inspired events that mojo-mums can join. Fly superhero style throughout May by signing up for the charity’s Superhero Skydive and freefalling at 120mph. Or for those who like to keep their feet firmly on the ground but still want be a hero, why not get sponsored for the Superhero Run in Regents Park on May 19? Go on, be a Wonder Woman!
For more information, ideas and inspiration visit www.childrenshospiceweek.org.uk
Whatever you choose to do, every penny raised will make a lifetime of difference to the children and families we support. For example: just £1 would pay for a child’s oxygen mask, £25 would pay for a music therapy session and £150 could pay for an hour of nursing care. You’ll be making every moment count, helping children and families to make the most of the precious time they have together.