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Show a Little Love this February

12th February

  • 12/02/2021 - 28/02/2021
  • Community Fundraising
  • Anywhere

Show a Little Love this February

12th February

  • 12/02/2021 - 28/02/2021
  • Community Fundraising
  • Anywhere

When?

12/02/2021

Where?

Anywhere

What?

Community Fundraising

‘Show a Little Love’ for your local children’s hospice this February

Will you help spread some warmth, kindness and plenty of love throughout February for Helen & Douglas House?

Both 2020, and now 2021, are two of the most challenging years many of you have faced and this has led to much loss, uncertainty and isolation. You can do something good this February and Show a Little Love by taking part in some of our activities to raise vital funds to help locally terminally children and their families.

How you can take part

All you need to do to ‘Show a Little Love’ is complete one of the below activities between 1st February-28th February 2021:

Dine in for Valentine

Dine in this Valentine's and donate the money you would have spent on a night out with your partner

Virtual coffee date

Arrange a virtual coffee date with your bestie and donate what you would have spent on a Starbucks

Send a message

Spread some love and kindness by leaving a message on our 'Much Loved Show a Little Love' wall

How to make a donation

You can donate what you would have spent on your Valentine’s dinner or your coffee date with your bestie via our online donation form here.

Alternatively, you can leave a heartfelt message on our Show a Little Love MuchLoved dedication page.

How ‘Show a Little Love’ can help local families

Throughout the pandemic, our hospice in Oxford has remained open for children to come and stay with us for emergency pain relief, short supportive stays and end-of-life care. Many families have chosen to shield at home, so our community nurses and doctors have been supporting with home visits, phone and video calls and email.

Lily-Mae and her mum

Lily-Mae, from Witney, has been coming to Helen & Douglas House since 2017. Born in 2013, Lily-Mae was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome in 2015, which causes regular seizures. It took some time for Mum Leanne to come to Helen & Douglas House with Lily-Mae, but she is now glad she did as it gives her the chance to be a Mum, rather than a carer, and to get the support they both need.

Your donation, to Show a Little Love this February will make a huge difference to the local children like Lily-Mae, and their families, who need our care during these unprecedented times.

How your donations will help

£10

could help pay for the Personal Protective Equipment for one of our nurses to care for a child at the hospice.

£25

could help pay for a one hour visit for a child in need of emergency care at home from our specialist Outreach Nurse.

£100

could help pay for a youth worker to bring teenagers together for social events to help them gain confidence.


Share your story
If you’re taking part in ‘Show a Little Love’ this February, and making a donation, then we would love to hear what you are doing. Contact us our Community Fundraising team to tell us more at community@helenanddouglas.org.uk or share with us on social media. We can’t wait to see how you have been Showing a Little Love!

Contact details
We have tried to provide you with everything that you will need to Show a little Love for Helen & Douglas House, this February. However, should you have any further questions/ feedback then please do get in touch with the community fundraising team community@helenanddouglas.org.uk. We would love to have a chat via a phone call or even have a virtual coffee over Zoom!

Why not join the Helen and Douglas House Community Facebook Page, it is a great hub, where you can meet other supporters of Helen and Douglas House. There are loads of fundraising ideas available and our team are always on hand to support you.