Have you got a habit you’d like to break but you need some motivation? Join our Give It Up For Florrie challenge and make a difference to patients and their families at the Hospice, as well as to your own health and wellbeing.
It can be as simple as giving up a bad habit like biting your fingernails or eating chocolate, or cycling instead of driving: something that improves your health and wellbeing but takes some effort on your part. Do it for Lent (14th February to 29th March) or for a month any time.
How can this raise money for patients and families cared for by Florence Nightingale Hospice?
Save the money you would spend on your indulgence and donate it to the Hospice, or get people to sponsor you for every day you stick to it. Break a habit that’s bad for you, and do some good for the community.
It’s easy to set up an online sponsorship form via Justgiving. Click here to set one up. Or you can click here to download and print off this hard copy.
Think you can’t raise enough to make a difference?
Raise £50. Just £50 raised by you will fund our delicious afternoon teas for patients and their families for a week, a treat which gives a sense of homeliness, normality and comfort in what can be frightening as well as sad circumstances.
Raise £13. Even if you only raise £13, you’ll have covered the cost of a Comfort Pack: a fleece blanket, toiletries, notebook, eye mask, ear plugs and headphones. These are given to patients when they arrive in the In-Patient Unit to make them feel at home and give them a few items that will make their stay in the Hospice more comfortable.
We would love to hear your stories and what you chose to give up for Florrie so get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org and share your challenge (and your achievement!) with the FNHC family.
Who’s giving up what for Florrie?
“I’m giving up single malt Scotch whisky for Florrie because this will raise money for hospice care as by donating the cost of the whisky I would have consumed I hope that in my own small way I might make life more tolerable for those who are not as fortunate as I am.”
“It’s going to be hard! It’s not for no reason that whisky is called by the Scots “the water of life”. Amen to that!”
“I will give up caffeine – coffee for me like most people is a daily ritual from the start of my day until mid-afternoon. I am not a big tea drinker but all caffeine will have to go!
“I buy one maybe two take-away coffees per week so I will create a “Give it up” jar and put the money I would use to buy coffee at home and my take away drinks in there. I will donate this after I have completed my challenge and who knows I might give up caffeine altogether after the challenge?!”