I know that Hair for Hospices is popular with many individuals and hospices because it is so simple in concept and inclusive. However, even now there is still the opportunity to leave me almost speechless when I learn how much it means to others supporting it.
Yesterday I received a message from a friend and colleague who is responsible for managing Microbioticos, a large analytical testing laboratory in Brazil. Rodrigo personally supported the Hair for Hospices day last year and this year he has gone one better. All employees in the company have been given a day of paid leave so that they can use the time to volunteer in a local hospice. The scale and generosity of this offer is truly humbling and means so much more to me than a financial donation. Thank you Rodrigo, your managers and all your colleagues. Is it possible that in doing this you might be setting an example for other businesses to follow?
As I’m dealing with an international theme, I should mention that I’ve received a reminder about Hospice Care Week from Help the Hospices. More details on this can be found on Twitter at @HelptheHospices.
Please put 7-13 October 2013 into your diary and consider holding an event during this period for both this and Hair for Hospices. You can find out more about Hospice Care Week at http://bit.ly/17DpZQc
From here I will bring the blog to a closer and more personal connection. My late wife Carol spent many years in Southport before moving to university and then leaving home. Indeed, Carol’s mother still lives in Southport so I was pleased to hear that Queenscourt Hospice in Southport is keen to be involved in Hair for Hospices 2013. They have produced the poster below and also featured the event on their website at http://www.queenscourt.org.uk/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=55:hair-for-hospices-2013&Itemid=86. Please visit this site and if you are local to the area please join in!
Thank you all again for your continued support and encouragement. It would be wonderful if Hair for Hospices could continue to grow and become something very special for all hospices around the world. With your help it could become just that.