We’re taking part in Hospice Half Hour - are you?

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With less than a week to go before Hospice Half Hour kicks off, staff here at YPN Towers are ready to get involved in the fundraising action - by digging out baby snaps.

Hospice Half Hour is asking people to spare just 30 minutes during National Hospice Care Week - which starts on Monday October 6 - to raise money for YEP’s Half and Half Appeal.

The long-running appeal has far raised £2.8m for Leeds’ two hospices - St Gemma’s and Sue Ryder Wheatfields - since it began in 1982 - but we need
 your help to top our target of £3m.

Your 30-minute fundraiser can be as weird and wacky as you like - or just a simple collection or whiparound for the cause.

Staff at the Yorkshire Evening Post and Yorkshire Post will be taking part by holding a ‘Guess Who’ competition with baby snaps.

Employees have been sending in photos of themselves as little’uns ready to spare a 30 minutes during next week to pick up a quiz sheet - paying a £1 donation - and guess their 

Nicola Furbisher, managing editor of the YEP, said: “Staff here are rarely shy and retiring so this challenge suits us well. We’re all looking forward to taking 30 minutes out next week to browse the baby pictures and start guessing who’s who.

“It’s a simple fundraiser but fits perfectly with the 30 minute remit of Hospice Half Hour and helps raise vital cash for Leeds’ two hospices.”

There is still time to take part in Hospice Half Hour - events can happen at any point during the week, from October 6-12. Let us know what you’re planning - we will feature all events in the paper. Email joanna.wardill@ypn.co.uk.

***Hospice half Hour aims to raise as much money as possible for YEP’s Half and Half Appeal through a fundraising activity which lasts just 30 minutes, held at any point during National Hospice Care Week (October 6-12). Our Appeal is the longest running newspaper charity campaign in the country and has so far raised £2.8m for Leeds’ two hospices - St Gemma’s and Sue Ryder Wheatfields - but we want to top £3m.

Let us know what you’re planning for Hospice Half Hour and we’ll give coverage to all those involved.

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

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

Dr Tom Dobson, course director at Leeds Beckett University.

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