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Calling all heroes! KEMP Hospice launch dress-up day for charity

KEMPhero Day • KEMP Community Fundraiser Coralie Hudson

KEMP Hospice are calling on local schools, businesses and community groups to dress up as their favourite hero for a charity fundraising day on Friday 5th July.

The Wyre Forest charity are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year and for the last few years have been calling anyone who raises money for them a ‘KEMPhero’. They now want people to have some fun in their golden year by donning a cape and mask for a day of fundraising or to dress up as a hero that has inspired them.

KEMP Community Fundraiser Coralie Hudson said it was a great opportunity for people across Worcestershire to put the fun into fundraising: “The idea behind KEMPhero Day is simple. We want workplaces, schools and clubs across the county to dress up as their favourite hero or superhero and raise money to help people in our community. We want to see masks and capes, we want to see lycra and spandex, we want to see you wear it and own it because when it comes to helping care and support people in our community we all need to be a little more heroic.”

Coralie added that taking part in KEMPhero Day can also benefit other local projects: “We would like local schools to encourage children to dress up on the day and pay £2, with half of the money going back into the school and the rest coming to help KEMP Hospice with our services that include a children’s bereavement service. Workplaces and community groups could host hero quizzes or even a superhero cake sale or coffee morning – anything they can do to support KEMP would be fantastic. More people than ever before need the free-of-charge services of KEMP, and there are so many families across the Wyre Forest district that need heroes, like the nurses and counsellors at KEMP to help them in their hardest times. I hope everyone will dress up on Friday 5th July and support KEMPhero Day, and use their fundraising superpowers to help those in need.”

KEMP Hospice was founded in 1969 and this year marks its 50th anniversary. Five decades on and the charity care and support for around a thousand people each year at a cost of around £1.5million and over 80% of its funding comes from fundraising and voluntary donations from the local community. The kindness and generosity of the Wyre Forest district is therefore vital in ensuring that the services that KEMP Hospice provide can continue.

Anyone wishing to take part in KEMPhero Day is encouraged to contact Coralie Hudson by emailing: fundraising@kemphospice.org.uk, calling 01562 756066 or by tweeting using the hashtag #KEMPheroes.

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