Nottinghamshire Hospice

Adding Life to Days

The Big Purple Party raises over £12,000 for Nottinghamshire Hospice!

Purple party people from all over Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ‘turned it purple’ for our Big Purple Party from 22nd to 28th May and raised a staggering amount of money and awareness. Let’s look at just some of the fantastic things you did to support your local hospice!

You made it Purple!

We were amazed by the creativity of local food and drink businesses that created their own edible and drinkable purple party pieces. There was the fruity and citrus flavoured ‘Hoppy Hospice Ale – the perfect Sunday roast brew’ –  brewed by the Navigation Brewery; Abstract Jungle Brewery created a Beetroot and Chocolate Stout; a Blueberry Mild was created by Totally BrewedThe Pillar Box in Sherwood created the first ever Notts Hospice cocktail; Cafe Cchino in Sherwood created a purple smoothie for the occasion and Aubrey’s Traditional Creperie created a stunning and delicious purple dish on their menu too!

Local businesses who supported Nottinghamshire Hospice's Big Purple Party by creating purple items on their menu.

There were also cakes a plenty in our hospice shops and out in the community, as supporters held bake sales and coffee mornings with colleagues, friends, and family – all in aid of their favourite Nottinghamshire charity!

As well as culinary delights, if you’ve passed our hospice on Woodborough Road, you’ll have noticed the fabulous bunting, knitted and crocheted by volunteers, adorning our trees and creating a plenitude of purple in the garden.

Cakes and bunting created for The Big Purple Party

You wore it Purple!

Offices all over Nottinghamshire put on their most outrageous purple clothes – wigs, ties, socks, shirts, dresses, tutus! Staff, volunteers and patients at the hospice joined in too (even the minibuses!) as we held a Purple Party every day with our own ‘Casino Purpale’, games, and photobooth fun.

Everyone wore it purple!

You turned the supermarkets purple!

We were lucky to find ourselves supported by an army of volunteers for our Supermarket takeovers at M&S Food in the city centre, and Tesco in Victoria Centre during the week. On Saturday we took over Tesco in Carlton in style, with Nottingham Ukelele Club providing cheery musical entertainment to customers!

Charity bag packing at supermarkets

Nottingham City Transport Drove it Purple!

We were excited to see the launch of our advert on the Nottingham City Transport Purple Line 89 on 26th May. The advert has very kindly been donated to us by NCT and will help us to raise awareness of our services in the city and out towards Top Valley. A big thank you to Ginger Root for designing the advert and Sam Appa Photography for taking the lovely photo featured in the ad.

Nottingham City Transport Advert

The grand total!

We are thrilled to announce, through the outstanding effort of everyone who took part and supported our first ever Big Purple Party week, that you have raised over £12,000!

Rowena Naylor-Morrell, Chief Executive Officer, Nottinghamshire Hospice said: “Thank you to all the perfect purple party people who really worked hard to support Nottinghamshire Hospice.  You raised more than £12,000 in the space of one week – that’s amazing, the money will go directly to supporting our patients and their families at what is for many, a very difficult time.  You should all be very proud that you made a real difference to somebody’s life, a person in your street, your city, village or in our community.  It is a great example of purple power and the difference we can make working together – thank you from all of us at your local Hospice!”

Here’s what £12,000 could pay for:

Great things we can do with £12,000


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