Morrisons stores across Leeds support Hospice Half Hour

Morrisons staff at the Kirkstall store: From left, Guy Mason, Head of Corporate Affairs, Morrisons,  Graham Marr, Home and Leisure manager, Wendy Linley, checkout supervisor, Jake Jefferys, Produce Sales Asistant,  Joseph Clark-Bland, Account Manager Sue Ryder
Morrisons staff at the Kirkstall store: From left, Guy Mason, Head of Corporate Affairs, Morrisons, Graham Marr, Home and Leisure manager, Wendy Linley, checkout supervisor, Jake Jefferys, Produce Sales Asistant, Joseph Clark-Bland, Account Manager Sue Ryder
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Superstar supermarket chain Morrisons is the latest to sign up to support the YEP’s Hospice Half Hour campaign for the Half and Half Appeal.

Stores in Leeds have pledged to hold a 30-minute collection in aid of our appeal for Leeds’ two hospices during National Hospice Care Week in October.

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The Hospice Half Hour campaign is asking people to spare just half an hour any time during that week - October 6-12 - to fundraise the YEP’s long-running Half and Half Appeal, which raises for St Gemma’s and Sue Ryder-Wheatfields hospices.

Morrisons’ 11 stores and two M Local stores in Leeds are hosting day-long collections for the supermarket chain’s national charity partner, Sue Ryder, on Friday October 10 - and to support the YEP’s Hospice Half Hour campaign, the Morrisons Raise a Smile partnership with Sue Ryder have agreed to donate 30 minutes of the collection proceeds to the Half and Half Appeal.

The stores involved are Kirkstall, Wetherby, Yeadon, Guiseley, Harehills, Rothwell, Morley, Horsforth, Swinnow, Hunslet, Merrion Centre, M local Headingley and M local Oakwood.

Martyn Jones, group corporate services director at Morrisons, said: “Our partnership with Sue Ryder aims to give people with life-limiting conditions more choice and control over their care and ensure their families are supported throughout their illness, so it seems appropriate for us to support the Half and Half Appeal in this 
way.

“Hospices like Wheatfields and St Gemma’s do an incredible job supporting families through an extremely difficult journey, and many of our colleagues in Leeds have personal experience of the care they provide. We’re proud to support the YEP’s Hospice Half Hour campaign and we hope it is a huge success.”

There are six weeks to go until National Hospice Care Week begins on October 6, so get planning your 30-minute fundraiser and help make a difference to Leeds’ two hospices.

**Hospice Half Hour aims to raise as much money as possible for YEP’s Half and Half Appeal at any time during National Hospice Care Week (October 6-12) - through a fundraising activity which lasts just 30 mins. Our Appeal is the longest running charity campaign in the country and has so far raised £2.8m for Leeds’s two hospices - St Gemma’s and Wheatfields - but we want to top £3m. Let us know what you’re planning for Hospice Half hour and we will give coverage to all involved.

There will also be a roll of honour online and in print.

Email joanna.wardill@ypn.co.uk or phone 0113 238 8505. Or tweet @LeedsNews with #HospiceHalfHour. A fundraising guide is alone online at www.yorkshireeveningpost/news/campaigns/half-half-appeal.

Click on the links below to read our fundraising guide, with ideas and tips, as well as sponsorship forms and logos to download for posters:

Sponsor form

Fundraising Guide

St Gemma’s Hospice logo

Sue Ryder Wheatfields logo

Half and Half Appeal - Hospice Half Hour logo

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