Friday 20th April 2012
London's oldest children's hospice is on the hunt for volunteers to don a giant puppet costume to help raise awareness.
Richard House Children's Hospice in Beckton, east London, is looking for helpers to promote its flagship fundraising campaign Harry's Million.
It is inspired by Harry Singh, 25, who has been using the hospice for nine years and now works in the fundraising team, The campaign aims to raise £1 million in three years.
Harry described the campaign as a "chance to give back to the place that just keeps on giving".
He added: "We need everyone to get involved to make this goal a reality and that starts with letting the community know about what we are trying to do. We are asking volunteers to wear the Harry's Million mascot costume out in the community so we can get seen.
"Please help me raise awareness about Richard House so we can continue to improve the lives of life-limited children and their families."
Volunteers need to be aged over 18 and will be involved in handing out leaflets and bucket-collecting at key places such as stations and supermarkets. Any money raised will be used to fund nurses and play and care workers at the hospice.
To get involved call Niall Couper on 020 7540 0252 or email NiallC@richardhouse.org.uk.