Wishing upon a star for hospice

Wish Upon a Star logo by Forget Me Not Children's Hospice
Wish Upon a Star logo by Forget Me Not Children's Hospice

The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice has launched its new Christmas campaign “Wish Upon Your Star.”

The purpose of the campaign is to help make the charity’s wish come true this Christmas by raising the funds to support local families whose precious child has recently died and families for whom this may be their last Christmas together.

Clare-Marie Taylor, head of marketing, said: “We’d love you to make a special wish upon your star, and in turn make a donation big or small, every donation will help the local families we care for.”

Director of care Vicki Finlay added: “With the money that we raise from this appeal we want to be able to provide our families with the support they will need during such a difficult time.”

The money raised could help fund:

A memory making session for a family, including creating and building the family’s memory box with clay impressions, a memory book, a memory bauble, paint and canvases for brothers and sister, a photo frame and a memory candle.

A workshop for bereaved brothers and sisters with fun activities and lunch which Vicki Finlay describes as being: “…so valuable and gives brothers and sisters the opportunity to meet other children who understand what they are going through and be supported by our trained team.”

An event for the 29 bereaved families that the charity cares for, offering the chance for families to come together, share their memories and celebrate the lives of their precious little ones.

Everyone who supports the ‘Wish Upon Your Star’ campaign through a donation will receive their own star which they can make their wish on and hang it either on their own tree, on one of the trees in the charity’s ten stores or at Russell House.

To get involved and make your own wish upon your star donate online at www.forgetmenotchild.co.uk and quote ‘Wish upon your star’.

Andrea Holt, head of community partnership, said: “We are hoping to reach supporters across all of Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield with our Christmas campaign.”