From Monday 11th to Friday 15th December, Hope Against Cancer is capturing the hearts of people in Leicestershire by paying a visit to local businesses and hospitals spreading hope and Christmas cheer as part of their #SpreadalittleHope campaign.
Hope Against Cancer will be visiting businesses and hospitals in Santa’s truck like sleigh, kindly donated by Farmer & Carlisle, with Chief Executive Nigel Rose dressed as Santa and Corporate and Events Fundraiser Tracey Hallam and Barbara North as Santa’s elves.
The campaign was created to generate awareness for Hope Against Cancer to highlight the vital, and life-saving research they fund, get to know people in the business community, bring together people for a very special cause, and raise much needed funds for the charity.
Hope Against Cancer is Leicestershire and Rutland’s local cancer research charity, who fund cutting-edge research, and have made clinical trials available to local people. The charity strives for a future where more people survive cancer by funding innovative research that leads to improved treatments and better outcomes for local people. The charity works in partnership with local universities, such as the University of Leicester, and hospitals to make sure that Leicestershire is a hub of expertise in cancer research and treatment.
Nigel commented, “We’re really looking forward to this event, and hope to create that warm, generous feeling that Christmas and charity brings. The research that we undertake is crucial in understanding cancer and identifying the new medicines needed to treat it. We’re hoping to meet lots of wonderful people during our #SpreadalittleHope campaign, and really engage with the community.’
Hope Against Cancer will be handing out edible gifts on their visit which have very kindly been donated by The Cake Club, Narborough Hall and Clare Loach. The charity is hoping that people receiving these the tokens of kindness will reciprocate the thought and donate whatever they can back to the charity.
“We’re encouraging businesses to meet with one another for our visits by one premises (on a business park for example) hold a #SpreadalittleHope event and perhaps offer a mince pie and hot chocolate,” said Tracey Hallam. “This is a great way to get to know each other, get a little festive, and spread a little Hope. Be sure to use our hashtag on social media on the day, #SpreadalittleHope to see where we are, and what we are up to,” continued Tracey.
If your business would like to be involved in the #SpreadalittleHope event during Monday 11th – Friday 15th December and would like to take an ‘Elfie Selfie’, please contact [email protected] or call 0116 270 0101.
For more information, please visit www.hopeagainstcancer.org.uk.