Hospice Yellow Day two weeks away

ST Michael’s Hospice is inviting schools, businesses, and other people to take part in the upcoming Yellow Day appeal.

The event, which is only two weeks away, is part of the charity’s 25th anniversary celebrations.

The Yellow Day appeal is sponsored by the Observer and national seed supplier, Thompson and Morgan and is an opportunity for everyone and anyone to lend their support to the hospice by wearing something yellow on Friday, June 15. This year’s theme is Grow, Make and Bake.

Julie Brett, hospice community fundraiser, said: “For the first time, Yellow Day is incorporating a sunflower growing competition that is open to all. While the sunflower seeds will still be shooting up in June, we want to see the tallest, funniest, strangest or most unusual alternative sunflowers on Yellow Day, June 15, and the Observer will be out and about in the community taking lots of photos on the day.

“In late August, when the sunflower seeds should have reached their tallest height we will ask the young growers to measure their plants, and send in photos of the towering flowers. The winner will be announced in the Observer on September 28.”

With thanks to Thompson and Morgan and the Observer, the hospice was able to supply each school in Hastings and Rother with sunflower seeds to give them a kick start in the competition.

Children at participating schools across Hastings and Rother can also play their part in Yellow Day by making a £1 donation to wear mufti on the day and making use of the hospice’s Yellow Day activity sheet which contains a range of yellow and sunflower-themed activities.

The hospice will also be encouraging children to take part in special creative activities and wearing stickers on the day. The Yellow Day theme and mufti-day event is also extended to organisations, groups and individuals throughout Hastings and Rother and the ‘Grow, Make and Bake’ theme offers some exciting ideas to help everyone get involved, such as a yellow cake sale, get involved in the sunflower growing competition, paint their face, or dye their hair All those taking part in Yellow Day will be listed in a future edition of the Observer.

More information and downloadable materials, such as a poster and activity sheet, can be found at www.stmichaelshospice.com. People can also keep in touch with the latest Yellow Day news by finding the hospice on Facebook at www.facebook.com/stmichaelshospice.

For more information call Julie Brett on 01424 456380 or email jbrett@stmichaelshospice.com.