Blackpool accountancy firm Danbro has become the latest company to sign up to take part in our Grin and Wear It day for our Hospice Heroes appeal.
Danbro, based at Whitehills Business Park, Marton will be asking staff to dress up on February 14 to help us raise money for Trinity Hospice and Brian House children’s hospice.
Some may be dressed as superheroes for the occasion.
Marketing manager Alison Salas said: “Danbro does an awful lot for charity – it’s something that is really important to the company to give something back.
“This is a great way for us to help the Hospice Heroes appeal, and I have heard rumours of a superheroes theme. Everyone’s excited about it.”
Also taking part are staff at Business First on Amy Johnson Way, Blackpool.
Centre manager Vicky Leah said: “I saw the story on The Gazette’s website and just thought it was a really good cause to support.
“We have between 50 and 100 people in the building who will wear casual clothes to work, and we’ll ask for a minimum donation of £1. We’re even getting buckets from Trinity to help collect the money.”
We’re asking as many people as possible in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre to spend the day in fancy dress or in their casual clothes for a donation to our Hospice Heroes campaign.
The campaign needs to raise £200,000 for a massive refurbishment at the hospice on Low Moor Road, Bispham, which is also been funded by a £280,000 grant from the Department of Health.
The money will pay for the creation of single rooms on the adult in-patient unit and new privacy areas for patients and their families.
At Brian House, the bedrooms will be made brighter and safer, the living area made bigger to accommodate patient beds and the kitchen will be remodelled to allow older children to cook in it.
Our latest total is £73,329.
Trinity’s fund-raising manager, Linzi Young, said: “Already we’ve had a great response from people wanting to take part in Grin and Wear It. It’s great to have local businesses supporting our hospice in this way.”
If you’re planning to take part in Grin and Wear It call (01253) 361728 to let our reporters know what you’re doing.