As we celebrate the first anniversary of the appeal, our very grateful thanks go to the hundreds of individuals, groups and companies who have helped us to achieve the total to date. However, whilst this is a superb result, there is still a very long way to go to reach the target of £2.5 millions but with their continuing support, we are confident we will get there.
Would you like to join the ranks of our supporters? - we rely on the help of everyone. There's an ideal opportunity on Friday 20th May when a Love you 2 day is planned. Do something fun....help us turn the town purple! Dress down, or up! ... Sell buns or cakes ... Hold an interdepartmental competition at work ... Have a coffee morning or charity brunch ... Raffle ... Kidnap the boss!! Request a special fundraising pack from the appeal office to get you on your way to becoming a valued Love you 2 supporter.
Or, take a look at the "Getting Involved" part of this website (click on tab at the top of the page) for ideas about how you can help or call the appeal office on 01482 785744 or e-mail us at email@example.com. We can help you by providing publicity material, collection boxes/buckets/envelopes etc. and will always be pleased to provide advice and support.
and coming up....
Thursday 12th May: Hull Ladies Choir Fundraising Concert at The Guildhall, Hull.
Thursday 19th May: East Riding Flower Club - demonstration by Andrew Grisewood at Cottingham Civic Hall.
Friday to Sunday 20th to 22nd May: Love you 2 Day/Weekend. Where? That's up to you!!
Saturday & Sunday 21st & 22nd May: Friends of Furguson Heritage Rally at Murton Farming Museum near York.
Saturday 4th June: White Collar Boxing in the Kingston Suite at KC Stadium.
Friday 24th June: Love you 2 Golf Day at Hessle Golf Club and Willerby Manor Hotel.
Sunday 24th July: Lazy Sunday Afternoon at Hotham, East Yorkshire
For more details go to the "Events" section of the website by clicking on the tab at the top of the page.
Turn Vacations into donations!!
Travel2give East Riding and North Lincs have established a partnership with the Loveyou2 appeal for the benefit of the hospice. They give the profits made from your holiday booking straight to the appeal.
They have also enlisted the support of some of the UK's best known tour operators and cruise lines who will add a donation of their own to increase the total!
To see what they have to offer and to book your holiday, visit http://travel2give.org.uk
about the appeal
Dove House Hospice is the only adult hospice in this region serving a population of 325,000. The hospice desperately needs to extend its facilities to meet current demands and has launched the Love you 2 appeal to raise £2.5 million towards the re-development of the hospice site at Chamberlain Road.
The expansion and the re-development of the hospice will enable people to benefit from specialist palliative care, respite care, enhanced services and treatments and provide more facilities for relatives and carers.
additional facilities will include:
12 respite beds including 2 family suites
Specialist palliative care
Enhanced therapy assessment and treatment areas
New rehabilitation and gym facilities
New and improved day therapy unit
Efficient and updated clinical and administration accommodation
New suites for relatives and carers.
Hospice café for the whole community
RYTA Awards Ceremony:
A raffle held at the RYTA Awards Ceremony, held at Bridlington Spa, raised £1,735.23 for the appeal.