Hospice IOM

Be a hero

Hospice Isle of Man children's hospice, Rebecca House will, along with other children's hospices nationally celebrate Children's Hospice week.

Be A Hero DayHospice Isle of Man will be asking local people and companies to "Be a Hero" during the week 13th to 21st June 2014.

This annual week of activity encourages people to think about the work children's hospice do and generate income to support them. Currently Rebecca House looks after 29 children and their families and costs just over half a million pounds each year. This week will highlight the care given to children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. They will often have complex needs requiring round-the-clock care - Family Midday Walk24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The week of events will start off with 'Be a Hero Day' on Friday 13th June. Rebecca House invites nurseries, schools and workplaces to dress as a super hero for the day, hold a minion cake bake day and donate £1. The team will visit to take photographs if you ring 647434 to register your involvement.

Saturday will see a fun filled day with the Rebecca House team at Strand Shopping Centre. Why not come and see what we are about and meet our surprise super hero's. There will be colouring competitions, face painting and lots more, £1 minimum donation per person.

Back To Back CinemaAs Father's Day is during this week - the children at Rebecca House have designed a Super Hero Dad limited edition card. These are available from Rebecca House or any Hospice shop. Priced at just £2 each they will make a lovely Father's Day present.

During this Sunday there will lots of activities with a Midday walk along Douglas Promenade, entry is just £5 per family. In addition there will be two films showing at the Broadway Cinema starting at 1pm finishing at 5pm. Both movies involve super heros - The Incredibles and Despicable Me with a complimentary Davisons Ice Cream served in the interval, tickets priced at £10 for both movies, or £6 to watch either single film. To book contact the Villa Marina on 600555.

Quiz NightMonday 16th June will see the Avengers quiz night being held at the Outback. Entry is £10 for a team of six with the event starting at 7.30pm. Ring 647434 to register your team.

The week of profile and fundraising will wrap up with the Parish Walk on Saturday 21st June. It is Parish Walkhoped that a 100 superhero's will 'walk the walk' for Hospice and Rebecca House! If you want to walk for us we would like to hear from you.

For further details or to register ring Stacey Robinson at Hospice on 647434 or email stacey.robinson@hospice.org.im

To find out more about Hospice visit www.hospice.org.im, follow them on Twitter @Hospice IoM or visit Hospice's Facebook at hospiceiom.  To donate online to Rebecca House please click on www.everydayhero.co.uk/event/childrenshospiceweek2014.