THEY have created a new site for the new site.

Fundraisers at Kirkwood Hospice have set up a new ‘virtual wall’ to allow friends and relatives of patients to post special messages.

The online notice board has been created as part of the Capital Appeal – the hospice’s year-long campaign to raise £3m for a refurbishment of the in-patient unit.

Anyone can share their thoughts with their loved ones at

Organisers hope it will provide a great comfort to those who have relatives or friends with life-threatening illnesses, or to those who have been bereft of a loved-one.

Capital Appeal Manager Marie Peacock said: “The virtual wall idea came from the realisation that we get a lot of support from the online world.

“We wanted to ensure those supporters were able to be a part of our brick appeal in a unique way.

“We also acknowledge that for some of our younger supporters the cost of a brick, to be laid in a path in the ground of the hospice, may be out of reach but that they would still like their messages to be seen.

“The virtual wall, in keeping with the building theme, is a way for them to be able to do this online and at a cost to suit them; they too can help build a future of care for Kirklees.”

The Brick Appeal offers the chance to add a personal inscription to a path of bricks leading to a labyrinth feature in the Hospice Gardens.

There are three types of brick to chose from, priced at £50, £100 and £1,000 and it gives people an opportunity to leave a permanent message.

The website also provides information for those wanting to get involved with the Capital Appeal or who want to follow the progress of the rebuild.

The Capital Appeal Team welcomes donations from individuals, organisations and businesses, including corporate sponsorship.

A fundraising pack can be easily downloaded from the site, for those setting up activities and events.

If you don’t have internet access but would like to leave an online message call 01484 557911.

For more on the appeal, contact Marie Peacock on