Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice is taking over Northfield High Street this July with its annual ‘Big Brum Bucket’ campaign – and it’s asking big-hearted volunteers from the area to get involved.

The local hospice is calling on generous volunteers from Northfield to join the bucket collection, to help raise vital funds for people who are living with life-limiting illness.

Taking place on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 July, people can choose when and for how long they volunteer – making it a flexible role to suit them. All volunteers will receive a collection bucket and goody bag of useful resources to use during the weekend, as well as a free hospice t-shirt which is theirs to keep.

Charlotte Dowling, community fundraising manager at Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice, said: “Last year, Big Brum Bucket raised nearly £10,000 for Birmingham St Mary’s enabling us to continue to provide our free, expert care in people’s homes, in the community and at the Hospice. We rely hugely on voluntary donations from local people, so every pound donated really will ensure that we can continue to provide the best hospice care to people living across Northfield, as well as Birmingham and Sandwell.”

This year, Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice is celebrating 40 years of care across Birmingham and Sandwell. When the Hospice first opened in 1979, it could care for 25 people on any given day. Four decades later and the Hospice is supporting over 400 people every day, providing care in people’s homes, in the community, at its Day Hospice facility and at the Hospice’s Inpatient Unit.

If you would like to volunteer for the Big Brum Bucket in Northfield, you can sign up here: www.birminghamhospice.org.uk/brumbucket

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