Bring out the Bunting to mark Hospice’s 25th Anniversary

Nifty with a needle?  Superb with sewing? Good with gluing paper?

Then help get creative with St Elizabeth Hospice to Bring out the Bunting in its 25th anniversary year.

The charity is calling on as many people as possible to craft their own bunting – out of material, paper, wool, recycled materials – or whatever takes your fancy – to mark the milestone.
All creations can be dropped off at your local St Elizabeth Hospice shop in East Suffolk or South Norfolk, or at the Hospice reception.

The will then be used to decorate the shops throughout the summer and will be on display throughout anniversary open events at the Hospice in Foxhall Road, Ipswich, in November.

As many designs as possible will be posted on the Hospice’s website, Facebook and Pinterest pages.

Material will be available to buy at the St Elizabeth Hospice Retail Centre in Holywells Road, Ipswich, and a selection of the bunting will be later be sold in its shops to raise vital funds for patient care in East Suffolk and South Norfolk.

There are also many other ways to get involved such as holding a fundraising event, donating 25 items to your local Hospice shop, collecting 25 pound coins in commemorative tubes, Sponsoring a Nurse and volunteering.

Volunteer Sarah Nicholl and the Country Thread Craft Group launched the campaign at the St Elizabeth Hospice shop in High Street, Hadleigh.

Mrs Nicholl said: “The Hospice only exists because of the ongoing support of the local people and we would love them to get involved in marking the 25th anniversary by making their own bunting to use as decorations and then to sell to raise funds.

“Amateur crafters, professionals, young, old, groups, schools and businesses – you can be as imaginative as you like and help mark the milestone with miles of marvellous material!”

Tips on how to make bunting are available on our website here, along with details of its 26 shops in East Suffolk and South Norfolk. To find out other ways to get involved visit our 25th Anniversary page.

St Elizabeth Hospice opened in 1989 and costs £9.1m a year to run, and relies on the donations, fundraising and support for its shops.

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