New Build Appeal campaign launch this week

This week we are gearing up for the big New Build Appeal campaign launch event on Saturday 20th February between 10am – 4pm in Woking and Weybridge Town Centres.  We are excited about the New Build Project, which will see more space and better facilities and equipment to provide our care to more people across Surrey. We will also be able to cater better for a far more complex range of illnesses such as Motor Neurone’s Disease, Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis, alongside patients with cancer. The new equipment we will have will allow for easier and more effective Day Care in the new Wellbeing Centres and for the first time ever, families will have purpose-built facilities to stay with their loved ones in the new 20-bedded ward in Woking. There will also be a café in which members of the public can sit and engage more closely with their local Hospice, amongst other new facilities.

It’s a vital service for the community but it comes at a cost and although 60% of the capital needed has been secured through private funding, we still need to find £3.4million. This is what we are asking members of the community to help us raise in the New Build Appeal.

What’s happening on Saturday?

In Weybridge, businesses up and down the high street are going purple and there will be free tea and coffee at the Ship Hotel between 10-4pm, and a staff member from the Hospices present, so people can ask questions and find out more.

In Woking Town Centre there will be an information point outside Pound Land in the Peacocks and another in Wolsey Walk by Starbucks. Bucket collecting will take place in Jubilee Square between 10 – 4pm and different dance groups will be performing in the same area throughout the day, starting with Morris Dancing. There will be a saxophonist playing at intervals and the public can expect be a secret performance at 1.15pm. Michael Aspel will be present to address the crowd and onlookers will also have the chance to meet our lovely new heart- shaped campaign mascot (inset), whose name will be announced on Saturday as the result of a competition we have been running with getsurrey.co.uk and the Surrey Advertiser.

To find out more about the New Build Project, go to the new dedicated campaign URL which is: www.wsbhospices.co.uk/NewBuild. For more information about Saturday’s event call 01483 881752.