Hospice patient George Hope taking part in Orange Week

A Whittington charity said it has been overwhelmed by a wave of orange in support of its 35th anniversary.

Hospice patient George Hope taking part in Orange Week

St Giles Hospice launched Orange Week from July 7 to 14th to celebrate the milestone.

CEO Emma Hodges said the response to the initiative had been excellent.

“It has been the most wonderful week, in our hospices, shops and in the wider community and we have been overwhelmed by the response and how many people have got involved,” she said.

“Through Orange Week, we wanted to raise awareness of hospice care and highlight the work we do in the community, as well as raising much needed funds for the hospice.

“We also wanted to use the opportunity to say a huge thank you to the community which has supported us so much since the hospice was opened in 1983.

“It’s been brilliant to see how many different patients, staff, groups and companies have taken part in the week and we need to say another big thank you to everyone for their amazing support.”

The week finished with a summer fair in Whittington which was opened by the hospice’s founder Paul Brothwell.

Emma said: “It was wonderful to welcome Paul back to the hospice as part of a brilliant week which was such a celebration of the local community’s support.

“He was delighted that while the hospice has grown so much since opened, the patient focused care remains at the heart of what we do.”

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