With the next Brum Twestival fast approaching in September this year, the organisers have decided to hold a vote to find out which local charity is the favourite of the twestival-goers – and which will be supported at this year’s event. All the candidates are excellent charities in their own right, and I strongly urge everyone to vote for the local charity of their choice.
This year’s candidates are:
- Acorn Hospice
- Kidney Kids Appeal
- Birmingham YMCA
- The Conservation Trust
- SIFA Fireside Day Centre in Digbeth
- St Mary’s Hospice in Selly Oak
There’s more info on each of these charities on the Brum Twestival site.
Having had a good friend who died from advanced stage lung cancer spend his last weeks at the BSMH, I’m especially grateful to them for the wonderful care, attention and compassion they give to their residents and their families on a daily basis. They’re entirely funded by donations and the odd benefactor; to lose St. Mary’s HospiceÂ – or indeed, any other Hospice – would be a tragic thing to happen and would drastically decrease the availability of quality palliative care in the West Midlands. Besides that, it would put an even greater strain on the NHS to provide the same level of extraordinary care.
So, please support your local Hospice – and indeed, support all of your local charities. If you can’t afford to donate to all of them at once, set up a rota system or donate to a number in turn, changing every couple of months. What’s Â£10 or Â£20 a month? It’s not much to you, but to them it means the world. Thank you 🙂
See you at the Twestival in September!