Let’s turn the Isle of Wight into the Isle of Yellow! That’s the challenge as Mountbatten launches Go Yellow for 2019, raising funds and awareness of the Island’s only hospice.
The annual fundraiser takes place on Friday, October 4 and is an event that everyone can get involved in – from dressing top to toe in yellow, to baking yellow cakes and more. This year, supporters can even fly the flag for Mountbatten by buying a bright yellow car flag from Mountbatten’s charity shops, any Sainsbury’s store or Isle of Wight Radio.
Dani Johnson, Mountbatten Community Fundraiser, said: “Think of it as an Island-wide mufti day and dig out an item of yellow clothing to wear from your wardrobe or pop into a Mountbatten shop to pick up a bargain statement piece. Whether you go for a full-on banana suit or simply accent your outfit with a yellow scarf, you’ll be showing your support for Mountbatten and for people across the Isle of Wight community.”
Whether it’s pennies or pounds, every donation will enable Mountbatten to reach more people living with terminal illness, as well as Islanders who have been bereaved. Only around a third of Mountbatten’s income comes from the NHS, which is why the charity is so reliant on support from the community to continue reaching as many people as possible that need our help.
Nigel Hartley Mountbatten’s Chief Executive, said: “We know that more and more people on the Isle of Wight are in need of our support – we have an ageing population and we feel the growth in demand much more here on the Island. Mountbatten believes no-one should face death or dying without our care and support. Most of the time our work is very serious, but I hope that everyone who gets in involved in Go Yellow will have a great time whilst fundraising for a cause that is close to so many Islanders’ hearts.”
The fundraising team are encouraging Islanders to sign up online to let them know what you are doing and order merchandise to help your fundraising efforts. Those that donate to the appeal online can plant a virtual sunflower on their website.
Find out more details on the hospice website mountbatten.org.uk