Highland Hospice is asking people across the region to join its Wear Yellow Day on Friday 29th May, from the safety of their own homes.
The fundraising event, sponsored by Stoddart Crane Hire, is offering a packed programme of activities through which people can show their support.
Fundraiser Emma Nicol explains, “Many of our events have had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, we have had to think of new and innovative ways to bridge the gap in our funding. We’ve made a special effort with this year’s Wear Yellow Day in the hope that people will have a lot of fun supporting their local Hospice at home.”
She added, “The backing we have received in helping us launch the campaign has been overwhelming, particularly from Stoddart Crane Hire our event sponsors who have gone above and beyond during this challenging time.”
Specially for Wear Yellow Day, Highland Voices Choir have recorded a beautiful version of Coldplay’s ‘Yellow’ with an accompanying video. Claire Darcy from TFX Performing Arts Academy, one of the Hospice’s Strictly Inverness dance tutors, has choreographed a short dance routine to the song ‘Walking on Sunshine’ which people can practise at home then tag #WearYellowDay in their videos.
Local DJ Gary Tuach is hosting one of his now-famous lockdown Stay-in Discos on the night, while Limelight Event Services will be lighting the Hospice building yellow on the evening before. Duncan Forbes Primary School Head Teacher Wendy Mackay has compiled an activity pack for children to enjoy. Ashers has provided the recipe for their classic lemon drizzle cake and Bad Girl Bakery for their sunshine cupcakes, allowing supporters the chance to bake these for themselves at home.
On top of this, several well-known local faces are recording video messages explaining why they are supporting Wear Yellow Day, and the Hospice has a fundraising pack on their website with full information on how people can join in. This includes recipes, a yellow-themed photo challenge, ideas for a virtual quiz night, talent show, karaoke night or cocktail party, sponsored challenges, kids activities and much more.
Emma concluded, “We are so grateful to all those who have got behind our appeal, and hope that as many people as possible will have fun at home, wear something yellow, use the hashtag #WearYellowDay and make a donation on Friday 29th May. The amount you raise for Highland Hospice, no matter how big or small, really makes a difference to our patients and their loved ones when they need it most.”