International Awareness Days October

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day
World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

Celebrate the work
of our hospices on
World Hospice and
Palliative Care Day
14 October 2017

On 14 October 2017 it will be World Hospice and Palliative Care Day.  Each year the day is organised by the World Hospice and Palliative Care Alliance and the aim is to support and celebrate hospice and palliative care across the globe.

Each year there is a different theme.  The theme for this year’s event is ‘Universal Health Coverage and Palliative Care – Don’t leave those suffering behind’.  There are lots of materials and resources available for you to download at the official website.  This will ensure that you can get planning for your local event to raise awareness and well needed funds to support hospice and palliative care.

The aim of hospice and palliative is to focus on the needs of both the patients and their carers and families, and if like me you have ever known someone with a long-term illness, you will understand how important their care can be.

At the World Hospice and Palliative Care website, you can find out all about the day and how you can get involved to help make a difference.

You could help your local hospice by holding a sponsored event, which can be anything, from a poetry recital to a concert.   Craft fairs, sponsored walks, car boot sales and raffles are also popular ways of raising money for this great cause.   Why not become a ‘friend’ of your local hospice and donate your time to them by making yourself available for any day to day tasks that need completing.  You could even get involved and help them arrange an open day to show people in the local community the great work their donations are doing.

No matter what you do, you’ll be raising awareness and funds for people with life-limiting illnesses and their families, so do your bit and get involved with World Hospice and Palliative Care Day.