STAFF at the Examiner are supporting this year’s National Children’s Hospice Week.
The team will be collecting at the newspaper’s Queen Street South Offices during the week, the 25th anniversary of children’s hospice care.
Since Helen House, the world’s first children’s hospice service, opened its doors to families in November 1982 the movement has grown considerably and there are now 41 children’s hospices in the UK.
The West Yorkshire Forget Me Not Trust recently became Project members of the Association of Children’s Hospices (ACH), a national charity and umbrella organisation working on behalf of all UK children’s hospice services and the children and families they care for.
The charity will be kick-starting the week with an extravaganza – the Ooh La La Ball tonight at Bertie’s in Elland.
On Saturday, 24 volunteers will be shaking buckets at the Town v Cheltenham game and during the week various events are taking place to help raise awareness.