You turned the town purple for your Hospice!
Alice House Hospice’s annual Purple Week is a chance for local businesses, groups and individuals to ‘turn the town purple’ and raise fund for their local Hospice at the same time.
Now in it’s 6th year, 2019’s fundraising week ran from 13 – 19 April and was a huge success.
The week was kicked off early with Utility Warehouse raising over £1,400 on Friday 12th when they auctioned off the Directors car parking spaces to staff willing to pay the highest price. The fundraising frenzy really got going when a voice from the auction crowd suggested that they would pay to douse Director Phil Moore with ice cold water. This was a huge success and Phil dutifully stood in the spring sunshine and allowed his staff to take turns pouring buckets of ice cold water over him. One of the lucky auction winners of the parking spaces didn’t even have a car to park in his winning space, although it did allow him space to eat his lunch alfresco for a week.
Seymour Civil Engineering supported purple week by baking a selling delicious foods to their colleagues and TJ Hughes in Middleton Grange held a coffee morning.
Orangebox Training Solutions sold purple and orange sweet treats around the business park where they are based and raised over £150. WHAT NAME said, “We are absolutely blown away by people’s generosity here at Queens Meadow Business Park when we did the walk around with our sweet treats.”
“What a week #PurpleWeek19 has been this year! We have seen so much support from so many local businesses and groups that there are simply too many to mention here. Our thanks go out to each and every one of you who baked, wore purple, got wet, ran or did anything else to help raise awareness of our fabulous charity. If you would like to find out what everyone got up to, visit Facebook and search #purpleweek19 to read their amazing stories.”Greg Hildreth, Hospice Fundraiser
Purple Week was rounded off with a fantastic show of support at the local Parkrun. The run takes place each week and has a huge following; all 154 runners on Saturday 20th helped to turn the promenade at Seaton Carew into a sea of purple.
The #purpleparkrun was arranged by Phil Holbrook who is a long term supporter of the Hartlepool Parkrun and Alice House Hospice and he said, “A sea of purple runners at Hartlepool Parkrun today, gathered to celebrate the brilliant work of Alice House Hospice and I would like to thank Angela Lawlor for supporting the event.”