Friday 27th April 2012
Football fans are being encouraged to get their kit on to support a local hospice during the Euro 2012 tournament.
St Barnabas House is calling on people to wear a football shirt for a day during the event from June 8 to July 1 in return for a donation to the local hospice as part of the Get Your Kit On initiative.
The funds will support the Worthing hospice, which offers specialist palliative care for patients with advanced cancer and life-limiting diseases.
And to celebrate England's game against France on June 11, which is being held on St Barnabas Day, the hospice is encouraging people at work, the pub or out shopping to put on their favourite football shirt for charity.
Neil Francis, community fundraising officer at St Barnabas House, said: "The Euro 2012 championships are a really exciting time; not only can you watch some great football, you can make a real difference to your local hospice at the same time.
"We've come up with lots of simple ideas which are really easy to organise and could help you raise lots of money for St Barnabas. We really hope that individuals, groups and local businesses will use Euro 2012 as a way of encouraging staff and members to fundraise and show their support for a vital service."
To boost participation St Barnabas has also put together a fundraising pack. For a free fundraising pack and sponsor form call 01903 254777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.