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Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice to make a big splash at Bradford’s City Park

Some of lovely team from the hospice, in all their purple splendour, will be holding a free summer fun day in Bradford’s City Park on Friday 4 August 2017 between 10.00am and 3.00pm. The event will help to raise awareness of the hospice’s work in supporting children in Bradford who have life-shortening conditions, as well as their families.

There will be appearances from Bradford Bulls’ players and mascots, and the Bradford Cycle Club will be bringing bikes – including four-wheelers and crazy bikes. The day’s activities will be centred around our brightly coloured Forget Me Not gazebos, where there will also be a fund-raising tombola, children’s face-painting, and merchandise on sale.

Our very own Emma Kovaleski, explained: “We’re growing fast, which means we’re able to work ever more closely with the community in Bradford – including the university and the infirmary, and with organisations such as the Muslim Women’s Council. We’re also continually adding new services, which not everyone may be aware of. For example, we’ve just recruited Europe’s first hospice-based midwife. We just want to make sure that everyone who needs us knows about us!

This will be a great opportunity for us to meet the whole community in Bradford, so we can get to know each other even better,” said Emma. “Anyone can come and ask us anything, and find out about all the amazing work we do. Not everyone understands what a children’s hospice does, and there are a lot of myths which just aren’t true. We want people to know just how much joy there can be at our hospice, and how we’re there for life, not just for death.

We’re always looking for people to work for us, volunteer for us, fundraise for us, donate… we’d also like to meet any businesses who’d like to support us. Without the fantastic community support we get, we just couldn’t exist and families would be struggling to get the help they need.”